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Honoring Juneteenth: A Look Back & A Step Forward

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed into law a bill that officially recognizes Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Juneteenth is a day of great historical significance in the United States as it marks the end of slavery. The commemoration of this day should encourage us to reflect on the past and strive for a future where equality and fairness prevail, and all forms of...

Celebrating Juneteenth: The Importance and How It Is Observed

Juneteenth is more than 155 years old, making it the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. It is celebrated on June 19 because, back in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army brought news to Texas that all slaves were free and that the Civil War had finally come to an end. The surprising point is that...