History You Should Probably Know: Why We Celebrate Juneteenth

“Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day. Freedom Day. Liberation Day. Emancipation Day. And today, a national holiday.”— Vice President Kamala Harris, June 17, 2021 What: Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States When: June 19 Why: Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the […]

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