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Why Juneteenth has not yet become a national holiday in the US

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Published on June 19, 2020 - Duration: 01:39s

Why Juneteenth has not yet become a national holiday in the US

Activists says the day celebrating the end of slavery is an opportunity to think about what freedom means for African Americans and all US citizensView on euronews

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Juneteenth

US holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves
Governor Phil Murphy announced that every third Friday in June will be a state and public holiday to "celebrate the end of the physical chains which once held..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Gov. Phil Murphy officially declared Juneteenth a state holiday during a live announcement on his Instagram account Thursday evening.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago


African Americans

Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry
The inaugural National Black Voter Day is designed to educate African Americans on how to register to vote, make a plan and encourage others to vote.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 2 days ago

In "It's a Bird," a Black teen bird watcher sees African Americans who have been killed by police through an old pair of binoculars.
Credit: CBS News - Published 2 days ago

"When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of America?" Pastor Carl Day asked.
Credit: CBS News - Published 3 days ago

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