Moment in History
Celebrating the 11th Annual Holiday: Juneteenth
On Tuesday June 15, 2021, the U. S. Senate unanimously passed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.
The bill went to President Joe Biden desk and passed.
Today, Juneteenth has become the 11th annual federal holiday.
Juneteenth a holiday celebrated on 19 June 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 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. History has been made, let us celebrate today and for years to come.
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(Go to juneteenth.com to receive a downloaded copy of the Congressional Juneteenth fact sheet)