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The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has officially signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. This was signed on June 17, 2021.

Juneteenth is now officially a federal holiday in the United States celebrating the freedom of African American slaves, and in commemoration on the anniversary date of June 19, 1865, the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger, declaring freedom for slaves in Texas.

Joe Biden in his officially instagram account stated;

Today, I had the honor of signing a bill to officially make Juneteenth a federal holiday. With this important step, all Americans can feel the power of the day, learn from our history, celebrate our progress, and grapple with the distance we still have to travel.

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