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How a Juneteenth National Holiday Went From Pipe Dream to Reality

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

President Joe Biden is expected to sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law after Congress voted to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
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EXPLAINER: The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

The U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a day called “Juneteenth.”
President Joe Biden is expected to sign a bill Thursday that was passed by Congress to set aside Juneteenth, or June 19th, as a federal holiday. The Senate approved it unanimously; only 14 House Republicans - many representing states that were part of the slave-holding Confederacy in the 19th century - opposed the measure.
What is this federal holiday, and what is its history? Here's a look:
THE ORIGINS
The celebration...
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Juneteenth Holiday bill on way to Biden's desk

Juneteenth Holiday bill on way to Biden's desk

1 month ago   |   By Arizona Daily Star

The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. President Joe Biden is scheduled to sign into law on Thursday a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday.
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Biden to Sign Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

President Biden is expected to sign the legislation at a ceremony Thursday afternoon where he and Vice President Kamala Harris are slated to speak.
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Biden Will Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday; Here's What That Means

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law Thursday afternoon legislation that will establish June 19 as the Juneteenth National Independence Day, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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