Juneteenth (Federal Holiday) and $25 Give-a-way

Juneteenth (Federal Holiday) and $25 Give-a-way

More About Juneteenth (Federal Holiday) and $25 Give-a-way

ABOUT JUNETEENTH:

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. That was also about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Southern states.

It’s the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983. One of the federal holidays, Inauguration Day, happens every four years.

“This is a day of profound weight and profound power, a day in which we remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take,” President Biden said.

$25 Give-A-way:

Share a story on our Facebook post about what Juneteenth means to you, to America or to society. The best one will win a $25 cash gift.

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Date: June 19, 2021






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