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Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth federal holiday, memorializing end of slavery

The Senate has passed a resolution to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

The resolution on Tuesday passed unanimously passed in the congressional upper chamber and is expected to pass the Democratic-majority House, which would send it to President Joseph Biden to be signed.

"Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a major step forward to recognize the wrongs of the past," said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

The bill would make Juneteenth the 12th federal holiday. The holiday commemorated when the last enslaved Americans learned they were free – on June 19, 1865 – after Union soldiers brought news of the Emancipation Proclamation to Galveston, Texas, at the end of the Civil War.
carpediem · 61-69, M
Since the China Virus, every day is a holiday.
MarineBob · 56-60, M
That's all we need another fucking holiday
[@2021,MarineBob] A federally paid one - no work , no mail - but yet the taxpayers get to pay their salaries - YAY !
So they’re cutting ties with the CCP cold turkey ? Lolz
Myselfatlast · 22-25, M
yay Does that mean we will discourage slavery going on in Asia the Middle East and Africa or do we only care about the western world and race hustling people into the great divide and conquer scheme
Spotpot · 41-45, M
[@691096,Myselfatlast] Not the whole western world but our own country the US is what we care about.
Pretty sad, huh. Just one way Biden is reminding blacks that they were once slaves. Way to go Joe - with your "Nation of Healing" BS that your kept rambling on about before you took the Oaf Of Office.
MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
So they'll find out about it in Texas next year, right?
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1201621,MotherHubbard] Yup! Just 360 shopping days until Juneteenth!
Azlotto · M
That's the date I freed all my slaves.
smileylovesgaming · 26-30, F
Just what we need another holiday
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@7167,Adaydreambeliever] And? Well, there's only 360 more shopping days until Juneteenth!

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