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Marchers walk down Tucker Avenue during a Juneteenth celebration in St. Louis on Friday, June 19, 2020.
Bill Greenblatt | UPI
St. Louis, St. Louis County and Illinois have designated Juneteenth as an official holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. President Joe Biden signed a law on Thursday making June 19 a national holiday.
We’ll celebrate Juneteenth with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum. On Tuesday, June 15, the Missouri History Museum and Opera Theatre of St. Louis presented “I Dream a World: A Celebration of Juneteenth” in commemoration of the day when people who’d been enslaved in Texas belatedly learned of their emancipation.
David Kovaluk
St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Public Radio is partnering with NPR to investigate racially restrictive covenants and deeds — agreements meant to keep Black St. Louisans out of white neighborhoods. Your home records could contain clues.