Most of us are aware of Juneteenth, in that it exists, but there is so much history to know about the celebration.
It’s an occasion that’s recognized in most states and the District of Columbia, but it’s not as of yet a federal holiday.
Did you realize that Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States?
Mark your calendars: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is set for Saturday.
President Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak to the White House conference on American History at the National Archives museum, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington.
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