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Juneteenth Day is a victory, but there's still work to be done

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the nation’s 11th federal holiday, recognition that comes almost 156 years to the date after slaves in Texas were told they were free. The federal designation caps decades of activism by Black Americans, and the measure received broad bipartisan support in Congress.

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    Biden signs into law bill establishing Juneteenth as federal holiday

    Biden signs into law bill establishing Juneteenth as federal holiday

    Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, when a Union Army general arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed enslaved African Americans that the Civil War had ended and they were free. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law Thursday, officially …

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