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Proposal to recognize Juneteenth as city holiday brought by Alderman Peete

RACINE — Alderman Samuel Peete has proposed a budget amendment to recognize Juneteenth Day at the local level by making it a city holiday. Alderman Samuel Peete – “Juneteenth Day should be a holiday for employees of the City of Racine,” Peete said. “This amendment demonstrates to all that Racine is an equitable city for […]

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Gov. Evers flies Juneteenth flag at Wisconsin State Capitol through June 19

MADISON — For the fourth year in a row, the Juneteenth flag is flying over the Wisconsin State Capitol in celebration of Juneteenth. Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #205 making the flag present now until sunset on June 19. “Today, we celebrate the hard-fought and hard-won progress we have made—progress made possible by the efforts of visionary leaders and […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Juneteenth Day celebrations and parade, Slumberland Rentals

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, June 15. This week, Racine County Eye editor Loren Lamoreaux discussed various community happenings around Racine County with TMJ4 anchors Ryan Jenkins and Susan Kim. 1. 2023 Miss Juneteenth: Ava Collier-White Ava Collier-White, a Racine resident and student at The Prairie School, […]

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Ava Collier-White named Racine’s 2023 Miss Juneteenth

RACINE — Ava Collier-White, a Racine resident and student at The Prairie School, has been named this year’s Miss Juneteenth. Juneteenth Day is a federal holiday observed in the United States. This day commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. Since 1865, Juneteenth Day has been celebrated as a way to celebrate freedom, but also the […]

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2023 Juneteenth events, celebrations and activities in Racine County

RACINE COUNTY — Racine County is celebrating Juneteenth with a variety of events, celebrations, and activities, for people to participate in this year, leading up to June 19. Juneteenth has been celebrated since June 19, 1865, as a way to celebrate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally is known […]

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3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration held at Echo Lake Park on Father’s Day

The Burlington Coalition for Dismantling Racism (BCDR) is hosting its third annual Juneteenth Celebration at Echo Lake Park in Burlington this Sunday, June 19. The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. Since it’s on Father’s Day, all fathers who attend will also be honored. Juneteenth is the celebration of […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Raising Juneteenth Flag at State Capitol for 2nd Year in a Row

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #124, raising the Juneteenth flag over the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in celebration of Juneteenth for the second year in a row. “As we recognize the trials Black Americans have overcome and celebrate the resilience, vibrancy, and countless contributions of Black Wisconsinites across our state, we […]

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Actor, Comedian and Host, B.D. Freeman Performing at the Juneteenth Celebration

Racine – City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and the Dr. John BryantCommunity Center are pleased to announce actor, host, comedian BD Freeman will beperforming a few pieces from his brand new one person show “Manic Impressive!”; ahilarious opus of BD sharing his manic impressions of a world gone coo-coo. He will beperforming […]


Ascension Wisconsin to Host Vaccination Clinic at City’s Juneteenth Celebration

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine announced Ascension Wisconsin will host a pop-up vaccination clinic at the City’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The clinic will take place inside of the Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 Caron Butler Drive, from Noon to 4 p.m. Ascension Wisconsin will administer second doses […]