What is Juneteenth? The holiday’s history and significance, explained. | Just the FAQs

The Senate unanimously voted to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Here’s why this once local celebration is significant to U.S. history. RELATED: https://bit.ly/3gwqE26

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign legislation marking Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, as a federal holiday.

The president will sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act at 3:30 p.m. in the East Room of the White House. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris also will give remarks on the passage of the bill and the significance of the holiday.

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