Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

By: - June 17, 2021 5:12 pm

President Joe Biden signs a new law on June 17, 2021, declaring Juneteenth as a federal holiday to be celebrated each year on June 19. (Screen capture from White House live video)

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