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Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of African-Americans who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recogniti

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Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of African-Americans who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recognition, it become a federal holiday in 2021.

Jun 17, 2021, Thu ...

Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday.

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Pelosi Statement on the 156th Juneteenth Celebration | Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement today in recognition of the 156th celebration of Juneteenth, which marks June 19, 1865 when federal officials arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamati...
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Are Banks Open for Juneteenth: BofA, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo Make it a Holiday - Bloomberg
Bank of America Corp. joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. in closing branches and offices for Juneteenth starting next year after President Joe Biden signed the federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. into law.
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What the Push to Celebrate Juneteenth Conceals - The Atlantic
The recent effort to make the anniversary a federal holiday is undermined by the simultaneous attack on critical race theory and curricula focused on the enduring legacy of slavery.
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Jun 17, 2021, Thu ...

Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday.

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'This is a day of profound weight': Biden signs law establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday
President Joe Biden signed legislation on Thursday establishing Juneteenth as the first new federal holiday in decades, a major symbolic victory that Black activists have sought for years.
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