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A redeeming act

Dothan Eagle 21 Jun 2021
Alabama found itself back in the spotlight on race relations following the discovery in recent years of ... and Alabama governments as a holiday for Juneteenth, an important milestone in the emancipation of slaves in the United States, a conciliatory act has unfolded in Africatown.
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Mo Brooks snared by local paper over Alabama's Confederate holidays — after he voted against Juneteenth

Alternet 20 Jun 2021
"A spokesman for Brooks did not respond to questions asking if the congressman had similar concerns about the cost to state taxpayers for the multiple Confederacy-related holidays in Alabama," the News-Courier reported ... "Alabama is the last state to have a legal holiday set aside ...
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Kemp to decide if Juneteenth becomes Georgia holiday in 2022

Times Free Press 20 Jun 2021
ATLANTA (AP) — It was too late this year for Georgia state workers to get the new Juneteenth holiday off, even though some federal agencies scheduled to close on Friday to observe the day in advance of the actual June 19 date on Saturday ... Nathan Deal stopped designating Lee's Birthday and Confederate Memorial Day as holidays.
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Mariners celebrate Juneteenth by honoring those pioneers who blazed a trail 75 years ago

The Spokesman-Review 20 Jun 2021
“It should’ve been a national holiday for a while now ... To Trammell, it’s an opportunity for others to learn more about why the holiday is celebrated and what it means to the Black community ... Born and raised in Alabama, the holiday has significance based on personal experiences of growing up in the South.
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County to weigh local options after Juneteenth declared state, federal holiday

Cullman Times 20 Jun 2021
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a proclamation declaring Friday a state holiday to commemorate Juneteenth ... .
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Mo Brooks snared by local paper over Alabama's Confederate holidays -- after he voted against Juneteenth

Raw Story 19 Jun 2021
"A spokesman for Brooks did not respond to questions asking if the congressman had similar concerns about the cost to state taxpayers for the multiple Confederacy-related holidays in Alabama," the News-Courier reported ... "Alabama is the last state to have a legal holiday set aside ...
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Southern states continue recognition of Confederate holidays

Weatherford Democrat 19 Jun 2021
Alabama is the last state to have a legal holiday set aside solely to commemorate the birth of Confederate President Jefferson Davis ... A spokesman for Brooks did not respond to questions asking if the congressman had similar concerns about the cost to state taxpayers for the multiple Confederacy-related holidays in Alabama.
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Some states continue recognizing Confederate holidays as lawmakers vote against Juneteenth

The Norman Transcript 18 Jun 2021
Alabama is the last state to have a legal holiday set aside solely to commemorate the birth of Confederate President Jefferson Davis ... A spokesman for Brooks did not respond to questions asking if the congressman had similar concerns about the cost to state taxpayers for the multiple Confederacy-related holidays in Alabama.
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Housewares company to build new operations in Fayette County

Times Free Press 18 Jun 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced that Helen of Troy Ltd ... Next Article Alabama state offices to close for Juneteenth holiday, governor says. Previous Article Tennessee launches ads aimed at filling hospitality jobs. ADVERTISEMENT. .
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Ivey: Alabama state offices to close for Juneteenth holiday

Bowling Green Daily News 18 Jun 2021
Alabama Gov ... State Auditor Jim Zeigler criticized Ivey’s decision to make it a state holiday for state workers, saying it's the Alabama Legislature's duty to declare state holidays ... Two Alabama congressmen— Rep ... Alabama generally recognizes federal holidays as state holidays ... Alabama has three state holidays celebrating the Confederacy.
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Alabama state offices to close for Juneteenth holiday, governor says

Times Free Press 18 Jun 2021
(AP) — Alabama Gov ... State Auditor Jim Zeigler criticized Ivey's decision to make it a state holiday for state workers, saying it's the Alabama Legislature's duty to declare state holidays ... Alabama generally recognizes federal holidays as state holidays ... Alabama has three state holidays celebrating the Confederacy.
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State, local offices to close in observance of Juneteenth

Tuscaloosa News 18 Jun 2021
Juneteenth was designated a federal holiday Thursday, June 17, 2021 ... Biden signs Juneteenth into a holiday, officially giving federal employees the day off Friday ... Ken Mullinax, spokesman for Alabama State University, said the school will be closed Friday in observance of the holiday.
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What’s Open And Closed On Friday Now That Juneteenth Is A Federal Holiday

CBS Sports 18 Jun 2021
Maryland, Nebraska, Missouri, West Virginia and Alabama will give most public employees the day off, joining states like Texas, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts and Washington, which had already made Juneteenth a paid state holiday ... Those colleges will continue the tradition this year, observing the holiday with a day off Friday.
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