Yesterday President Biden signed a bill to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday to mark the date the last enslaved people in the Confederacy, located in Texas, became free.
"It is a day that also reminds us of our incredible capacity to heal, hope, and emerge from our darkest moments with purpose and resolve." - President Biden.
Since June 19th falls on a Saturday this year, it is being observed today.
Happy Juneteenth on this long awaited historic day!