President Biden signs bill creating Juneteeth holiday in Amercia - BBC News

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The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which establishes a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the US, has been signed by President Biden. On 19 June 1865 - months after the northern US states defeated the South in a civil war fought over slavery - enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. The day became known as Juneteenth, a word created by joining the words "June" and "nineteenth" together. Joe Biden said, "I've only been president for several months, but I think this will go down, for me, as one of the greatest honours I will have had as president." Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #Juneteenth #BBCNews
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