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National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Juneteenth with Free Admission and a Focus on Health Equity; Ford Philanthropy to sponsor free admission on the federal holiday, Wednesday, June 19, 2024

By Connie Dyson, National Civil Rights Museum Memphis, Tennessee (Globe Newswire) – The National Civil Rights Museum is celebrating the Juneteenth holiday on June 19 as a Community Day with free museum admission and a focus on health equity. This is the third year Juneteenth is observed as a federal holiday, and the museum welcomes all visitors to learn more about the origins and importance of the holiday and the stories of hard-fought freedom for all. Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865, when Union soldier, Major General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas…

Juneteenth: African-American Emancipation Day on June 19th

In 1980, Texas became the first state in the United States to recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday, and today all fifty states and the District of Columbia (DC) have recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday or observance. The United States House of Representatives passed a bill, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to President Biden’s desk for signature into law. The final vote on the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was 415-14. Some Republicans objected to the title of the bill,…

PROPEL and Southern Company Announce Launch of Inaugural HBCU-Focused Cybersecurity Consortium

PROPEL, a first-of-its-kind innovation hub for 2-year and 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), announces the launch of a pioneering cybersecurity consortium. The PROPEL HBCU Cybersecurity Consortium (HCC), created in partnership with Southern Company, was founded on the principles of collaboration, leadership, innovation and foresight.   This Consortium not only unites academia, industry and government but more importantly serves as a nucleus for HBCUs to complement their curriculums to be more industry skill aligned and agile to the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. “PROPEL’s consortium will set a benchmark for developing a…

The Southwest Arts Center Blown Away by MACB

There could not have been a better place to be on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2024 than the Southwest Arts Center on New Hope Road in SW Atlanta. The Metropolitan Atlanta Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Vanable H. Moody, Sr., and Mr. Allen Ward, Jr., presented its Spring Concert starting at 4:00 P.M., and let me tell you…This was one concert not to be missed. The Metropolitan Atlanta Community Band was founded in 1996 by the late Dr. Alfred D. Wyatt, Sr. and other prominent Atlanta area musicians.…

Atlanta’s Henry McNeal Turner High School Documentary Premiere

By Mike Manley The premiere of the three-part documentary series entitled, “The Amazing Legacy of Turner High School, We Claim the Rights” opened to rave reviews this past Saturday at Kipp Atlanta Collegiate, 98 Anderson Avenue, at the former campus of HM Turner High School. It has been a project 10 years in the making Inspired by Turner High alumni Mike Manley ’74. His wife Valarie Wright Manley, MD ‘76 whom he met at Turner 50 years ago has been faithfully by his side. The documentary is produced by filmmaker…

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