19 Jun 2020

Juneteenth events in US take on wider significance after George Floyd death

Washington Correspondent

Millions of people in the United States are celebrating Juneteenth, a day when African-Americans have traditionally marked the ending of slavery.

But after the deaths of George Floyd and other black Americans at the hands of police sparked a wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the country and an urgent debate about racial justice and equality, Juneteenth has taken on a far wider significance.