Saturday, June 18, 2022

What does the Juneteenth flag mean?


The Juneteenth flag commemorates the day that slavery ended in the US. 

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday, passed by Congress, to set aside Juneteenth, or June 19th, as a federal holiday. 

The celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. They got the news the war was over and they were free in 1865 on June 19, a date that was melded into the word “Juneteenth.”

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