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Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2021

“President Joe Biden signed legislation [last] Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery… Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to send the bill to Biden, while the Senate passed the bill unanimously the day before.” (AP News)

Both sides support making Juneteenth a federal holiday:

“America is wise to make Juneteenth a federal holiday… The nation now has a unique opportunity to listen to the voices of Black women...

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