What is Juneteenth? Why is it a Significant Day in US History?

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What is Juneteenth: Since the late 1800s, Juneteenth has been celebrated by the African Americans, An annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War. June-teenth, which is the Conjunctions of June and nineteenth is celebrated every year on June 19th. It is also known as Juneteenth Independence Day.

On 19th June, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., a Union general, Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. His announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, almost two and a half years ago.

In 2001, US President Joe Biden had signed a law to commemorate 19th June or June-teenth as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War. Over the past few years there has been a marked increase in the celebration of Juneteenth throughout the United States.

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