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Juneteenth 2021: What the Holiday Represents and How to Celebrate

Happy Juneteenth! This holiday — named for and celebrated on June 19 — commemorates the true ending of slavery in the United States. (You’ll note, it is not Jan. 1, the date of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. More on that below.) From its celebratory roots in churches across Texas to the impassioned protests of the last year, Juneteenth has come a…

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