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Juneteenth

Celebrates the liberation of Black Americans in Texas on June 19, 1865 Origins Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June Nineteenth) is a celebration of Black emancipation—specifically in the…

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award for his first novel Invisible Man (1952), the story of an alienated and isolated black man living in racially repressive urban America. Ellison grew up in Ok…

Kwanzaa

Honoring the values of ancient African cultures by Holly Hartman Related Links The Principles of Kwanzaa The Seven Symbols Kwanzaa Word Search Encyclopedia: Kwanzaa Winter H…

Feature Archive

Recent Features Biography | Business | Entertainment | Health & Science | History & Gov't | Society & Culture | Sports | United States | World Jump to: A B…

State Holidays

Below is a list of the official holidays of every U.S. state—plus Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—on which state employees have the da…

2018 Calendar & Holidays

See also: Holidays in America.   Next month: February January 2018 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu …