US celebrates Juneteenth as federal holiday

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Days after Juneteenth was made a national holiday, communities across the US are coming together to celebrate 19 June 1865, the day when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, freeing slaves in the final Confederate state that had not abolished slavery. Prior to Biden signing this legislation, Junteenth was recognised in 48 states and Washington DC either as a ceremonial or state holiday, said USA Today. And, although the history of Texas’s emancipation is the most well known, other watershed events in the history of emancipation happened on and around 19 June 1865. US comes together to mark Juneteenth after recognizing it as federal holiday
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