Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Current Events
President Joe Biden speaks with Opal Lee after he signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17, 2021.
President Joe Biden speaks with Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

This week’s Election Central post examines the creation of Juneteenth as the newest federal holiday.

On June 19, 1865, news of the end of the Civil War reached the citizens of Galveston, Texas. This day, known as “Juneteenth,” is now a federal holiday. Here, Election Central takes a closer look at the history and significance of that important day.

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