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Roman Catholics to carry Eucharist through Wilmington Sunday

Betsy Price Headlines, Culture

Roman Catholics will hold a Eucharistic procession through Wilmington Sunday, June 19, to mark a solemn church feast and the start of a national revival meant to uphold communion as a pathway to peace in a hurting world. The event will start with a 2 p.m. Mass at Wilmington’s Church of St. Peter. The procession is expected to begin at …

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Delaware Juneteenth celebrations run through June 29

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

The First State is holding a number of festivals, concerts and services among its Juneteenth celebrations. They run through Wednesday, June 29, where Christina Cultural Arts Center will hold a talent show. Juneteenth, short for June 19, is a holiday that celebrates the day in 1865 on which Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his officers arrived in Galveston, Texas …

Juneteenth joins Thanksgiving, MLK Day as official state holiday

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Opal Lee, left in gray, watches Gov. John Carney sign the bill making Juneteenth an official state holiday.   Juneteenth is now an officially recognized state holiday in Delaware. The holiday commemorates the date on which the last enslaved African Americans in the United States were emancipated, on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the signing of the …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – June 20, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://delawarelive.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/DelawareLive-June-20.pdf” title=”DelawareLive – June 20″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Carney to lift state of emergency on July …

Pro-business group chides courts for closing on Juneteenth despite little diversity

Betsy Price Government

    Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware issued a press release Friday afternoon chiding the Delaware courts for closing to mark Juneteenth while the courts lack the diversity the business group  wants to see. “It’s a long overdue step for the federal government to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday and I admire President Biden’s leadership,” said Campaign Manager Chris …

Many ways to mark Juneteenth and celebrate freedom

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, when all of America’s slaves became free. Delaware recognizes Juneteenth as a state holiday, and there are multiples celebrations across the state. Here’s a chronological list. Family Enrichment Program and Pageant, 3 p.m. June 13. 24th annual Delaware Juneteenth Association program. DoubleTree, 700 N. King St., Wilmington. $5-$10. Delaware Forum on Racial History and Juneteenth, 7-8:30 p.m. June 16. …