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June 19 2021 8:55pm

Juneteenth observed as official end to slavery, now officially a U.S. holiday

Across the U.S., Americans are celebrating Juneteenth as an official federal holiday for the first time. On June 19th, 1865, the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas- more than two years after the Emancipation Act ended enslavement of Black people in the country. Jennifer Johnson reports.

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