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Juneteenth: What to know about the historical celebration that's now a federal holiday

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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Three years after it was made a federal holiday, Juneteenth 2024 marks a day of celebration as well as education.

The federal holiday known as “Second Independence Day,” marks the day the last African American slaves were notified that they had been freed from their masters, the National Museum of African American History and Culture said.

Dr. Tim Goler, a professor of urban affairs and sociology courses and director of research for the Center for African American Public Policy at Norfolk State University, told USA TODAY that Juneteenth or "Freedom Day" is a day that shows...

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/06/16/juneteenth-2024-federal-holiday/74088612007/

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