Opal Lee, nicknamed the Grandmother of Juneteenth, saw her family’s home in Fort Worth, Texas, burned to the ground by a mob of 500 white rioters. The date was June 19, 1939. In January 2017, she arrived at the Nation’s Capital, completing a five-month march that urged lawmakers to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. AtContinue reading “Juneteenth: Meet Opal Lee, The ‘Grandmother’ Of Juneteenth”
Monthly Archives: May 2023
Connecting Our City One Step At A Time
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll with a friend, or opportunities to stay active with the whole family this summer, the City of Wilmington is working hard to maintain and expand our greenway systems and multi-use paths for you to enjoy. We believe keeping our bikes, hikes, and nature trails in tip top shapeContinue reading “Connecting Our City One Step At A Time”
Juneteenth Part 1 of 3: Did You Know?
Like much of African American history, the road to understanding, acknowledging, and celebrating Juneteenth has been a hard-fought battle. Three months after rebellious Southern states refused to relent to the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This happened in a moment millions had been praying for at WatchContinue reading “Juneteenth Part 1 of 3: Did You Know? “
Wilmington Named in Top Ten Best Performing Cities List
Wilmington leaped 14 spots into the top ten of “best-performing cities” for 2023, according to the annual economic report compiled by the Milken Institute. The organization ranked the Wilmington area seventh in its list of Tier 1 large U.S. cities, citing economic strengths such as “robust wage and job growth numbers” due to a “major shift from aContinue reading “Wilmington Named in Top Ten Best Performing Cities List”
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