Carol Moseley-Braun Anchors Eureka Lodge’s Juneteenth Honors

Monday, June 24, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Honorees stand for a photo during Eureka Lodge’s first annual Juneteenth commemoration on June 19. | Submitted photo

On June 19, members of Eureka Lodge #64, an Illinois affiliate of the Prince Hall Masons — the world’s oldest and largest group of masons of African origin — held their first annual Juneteenth commemoration at the Best Western Plus Chicago hotel in Hillside.

Tyreese Stafford, who heads up the lodge (his formal title is Worshipful Master), took the lead in organizing the event.

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In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Community members during a panel discussion last Saturday about the significance of Juneteenth and its current resonance. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued on June 19, 1865 General Order No. 3, announcing that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3

Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. and Mike Rogers during Juneteenth reenactment last Saturday in Maywood. | Courtesy Mike Rogers Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Former Maywood Trustee Mike Rogers and Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. took to the steps of the Home for Soldiers Widows, at the corner of First Avenue and Lake Street, to reenact  the Union army’s … Continue reading Maywood Celebrates Juneteenth By Reading Gen. Granger’s Order No. 3