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U.S. holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans

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Juneteenth: U.S. holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth's commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.

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Sen. Ron Johnson gets heckled at Juneteenth event [Video]

Sen. Ron Johnson gets heckled at Juneteenth event

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) got an earful from voters while attending a Juneteenth rally. Johnson told reporters that the boos were “not how you heal the nation,” and added: “You come down here and..

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Statue of George Floyd unveiled in New York for Juneteenth [Video]

Statue of George Floyd unveiled in New York for Juneteenth

A six-foot statue of George Floyd, the Black man killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis in May 2020, is unveiled in Brooklyn as part of Juneteenth celebrations in New York.

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Juneteenth Festival at Raymond James [Video]

Juneteenth Festival at Raymond James

Juneteenth Festival at Raymond James

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recalls interviewing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [Video]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recalls interviewing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

NBA legend and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks with CNN’s Don Lemon about his new documentary and Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.

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Manatee Co. admin building closed after deadly COVID outbreak [Video]

Manatee Co. admin building closed after deadly COVID outbreak

Officials announced on Twitter that a recent COVID outbreak among staff will close the admin building early over the Juneteenth weekend.

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How Juneteenth is celebrated in Tampa Bay [Video]

How Juneteenth is celebrated in Tampa Bay

Several Bay area cities are holding special events for the newest federal holiday.

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Woodson Museum in St. Pete celebrates Juneteenth every day [Video]

Woodson Museum in St. Pete celebrates Juneteenth every day

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is in the process of a name change and expansion to a second building.

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Juneteenth celebrations planned all across South St. Pete [Video]

Juneteenth celebrations planned all across South St. Pete

Juneteenth celebrations planned all across South St. Pete

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Juneteenth national holiday is now US law, marks end of slavery [Video]

Juneteenth national holiday is now US law, marks end of slavery

Juneteenth national holiday is now US law, marks end of slavery

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Biden signs bill, creating Juneteenth a holiday marking end of slavery [Video]

Biden signs bill, creating Juneteenth a holiday marking end of slavery

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Actor's tweet summarizes confusion around Juneteenth holiday [Video]

Actor's tweet summarizes confusion around Juneteenth holiday

D. L. Hughley discusses the impact of President Biden signing legislation into law that establishes June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day.

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Town to celebrate Juneteenth in shadow of largest Confederate monument in US [Video]

Town to celebrate Juneteenth in shadow of largest Confederate monument in US

After decades standing in the shadows of the nation’s largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history. CNN’s Martin Savidge..

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See 'grandmother of Juneteenth' react after bill passes [Video]

See 'grandmother of Juneteenth' react after bill passes

Opal Lee, a 94-year-old woman who helped lead the fight to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo what the bill passing means to her.

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Juneteenth becomes federal holiday after bill receives Biden’s signature [Video]

Juneteenth becomes federal holiday after bill receives Biden’s signature

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Thursday that makes Juneteenth a federal holiday.

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Biden signs law to make Juneteenth a federal holiday [Video]

Biden signs law to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

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'Enormous honor': Biden on making Juneteenth federal holiday [Video]

'Enormous honor': Biden on making Juneteenth federal holiday

U.S. President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday afternoon to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of the legal enslavement of Black Americans.

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Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday [Video]

Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday

President Joe Biden spoke about voting rights, vaccines and gun violence before signing a bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday.

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Lemon corrects GOP lawmaker's rationale behind Juneteenth vote [Video]

Lemon corrects GOP lawmaker's rationale behind Juneteenth vote

CNN’s Don Lemon discusses the House decision to overwhelmingly pass a bill that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery..

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Celebrating Juneteenth [Video]

Celebrating Juneteenth

People will be celebrating and supporting Black lives during this year’s Juneteenth holiday.

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Slave figures to replace toppled statue of slaveholder [Video]

Slave figures to replace toppled statue of slaveholder

[NFA] One year after a statue of Francis Scott Key was toppled by racial injustice protesters in Golden Gate Park, an art exhibit opens next week with 350 slave sculptures gathered around the space..

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Interesting Facts About Juneteenth [Video]

Interesting Facts About Juneteenth

Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, marks the day General Gordon Granger announced to slaves in Galveston, Texas, that they were free

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3 Ways Everyone Can Celebrate Juneteenth in 2021 [Video]

3 Ways Everyone Can Celebrate Juneteenth in 2021

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, is a holiday dedicated to celebrating Black culture, history and life

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