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By TyRenee, publisher June 16, 2021

In the United States there is a holiday celebrated by many Americans, specifically those of African descent.  This holiday is Juneteenth, a celebration in history that official marks the end of slavery around the country.  Through the years and different regions the holiday has taken on many names.  The titles of Black Independence Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day are a few . In the end, the name Juneteenth was formed from melding the month and date, June 19th. 

On June 18, 2021, President Joe Bidden signed a Proclamation that Juneteenth is a day of observance and declared June 19th a national holiday effective immediately.  Learn more about the proclamation from the White House Briefing Room.

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