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Factbox: What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?

Reuters India Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
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News video: Juneteenth Takes On Added Meaning This Year

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Juneteenth, the annual U.S. holiday that falls on June 19, has taken on greater meaning for many this year. Juneteenth, which is a mash-up of the words June and 19th, is also known as Emancipation Day. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when all previously enslaved people in Texas were freed. The day...

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