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Map Shows States Where Juneteenth Is Recognized as a Public Holiday

Map Shows States Where Juneteenth Is Recognized as a Public Holiday

Juneteenth National Independence Day was launched to celebrate the end of slavery in the U.S.—but not all citizens will enjoy a day off to mark the occasion. America's newest federal holiday, named after a contraction of the date "June Nineteenth," commemorates the events of June 19 in 1865. On that day, some 250,000 still-enslaved African Americans were told that the Civil War had ended and...

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