President Biden signs Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law

Juneteetb bill signed

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today(June 17), President Biden and Vice President Harris  signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.
The historic, bipartisan legislation establishes Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a federal holiday. The new federal holiday will commemorate the anniversary of June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were free, thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation.
 
Georgia’s Congressman Hank Johnson and Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff  attended the ceremony at the White Houaw.
 
Here is the link to the ceremony, which was broadcast live:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HJW_J4o_1s

One comment

  • S

    June 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    I feel bad for the woman who made Juneteenth happen.

    Don’t get me wrong,I’m elated that Juneteenth has been made into a federal holiday,but also feel that her special day is being used as a cover in keeping Congress from passing other important civil rights bills. It’s rather insulting. They want the votes but just think you’re just supposed to give u scraps off the table and settle.

    It would have been nice if the author could have walked away with all of it…civil rights bills. If not all at least one or two. By the end of Biden’s term ,I hope that something significant will be passed. You can only wrong a person so much before they find” better”.

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