Juneteenth

The latest news on the federal holiday Juneteenth. Recognized annually on June 19, the holiday recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Also known as Emancipation Day and Jubilee Day, the holiday was officially made a federal holiday by President Joe Biden on June 17, 2021. The holiday is the anniversary of the last freed slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865, the last Confederate state with institutional slavery.

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