Juneteenth National Independence Day

Juneteenth became a Federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Biden signed it into law.

Juneteenth National Independence Day
Posted on 6/19/2022

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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