Juneteenth is a day to reflect on not just the history of slavery but also its ongoing effects and the work we still have to do together to bring about racial justice.
Yesterday — with legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden just last week — the United States officially observed Juneteenth as a federal holiday for the first time.
The historic legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday was introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas.
Thank you for leading the way to make Juneteenth a federal holiday!
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