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The Meaning of Juneteenth

June 19, 2022, is designated Juneteenth, a newer federal holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans. Many federal employees will receive Monday, June 20 off.HistoryPresident Abraham Lincoln first issued on September 22, 1862, the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that all enslaved people in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union …

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