Slavery existed in Connecticut until 1848 – only 17 years before the last enslaved Americans learned of their freedom, as commemorated by Juneteenth.
Events honoring Juneteenth, marking the end of enslavement in the United States, extend throughout the month of June.
With a ceremonial bill signing and an impromptu climb by the governor aboard the Amistad, Connecticut got an early jump on Juneteenth.
The House voted 142-1 to designate Juneteenth a legal holiday in Connecticut. The overwhelmingly positive vote belied a difficult debate.
On Wednesday evening, as Destiny Hamilton and her friend were driving through Bloomfield, they saw something that made them stop and pull over. On the wall of the community center where she made countless childhood memories, giant images of President Barack Obama and Anika Rose were shining in the sunlight. Ryan Christenson, of North Haven, […]
Thousands gather in cities around Connecticut to continue the fight for justice and equity on the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth.
There are increasing calls for Juneteenth to be an official holiday in the state.
Senate Democrats want to tackle systemic racial inequalities in housing, education and beyond. But there’s only agreement on police reforms.