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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger, announced at Galveston, Texas that the war had ended and enslaved people were now free.

President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on June 17, 2021.

From Wikipedia: [1] "Celebrations date to 1866, at first involving church-centered community gatherings in Texas. It spread across the South .... Participants in the Great Migration out of the South carried their celebrations to other parts of the country. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, these celebrations were eclipsed by the struggle for postwar civil rights, but grew in popularity again in the 1970s with a focus on African-American freedom and arts. "

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