It’s about time.

Juneteenth is holiday is celebrated on June 19 when enslaved people in Texas were freed under the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865.

Today the Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make Juneteenth, the date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, a legal public holiday.

“Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a major step forward to recognize the wrongs of the past,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement, “but we must continue to work to ensure equal justice and fulfill the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation and our Constitution.”

 

 

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