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Celebrating Juneteenth: The Importance and How It Is Observed

Juneteenth is more than 155 years old, making it the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. It is celebrated on June 19 because, back in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army brought news to Texas that all slaves were free and that the Civil War had finally come to an end. The surprising point is that...