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Jun 20 2021 - 03:19 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 6/20/2021


Emancipation Day is celebrated in 1905 in Richmond, Va., the onetime capital of the Confederacy


Happy Juneteenth!

As of Friday, June 18th,  Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States. The holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Starting in Galveston, Texas in 1865 federal troops arrived to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Today’s daily news will look a bit different than normal. The snapshots below show how people celebrated all over the country. 

Juneteenth Celebrations


Galveston, Texas Juneteenth Parade


Demonstrators and organizers dance


La Trise Wilson, co-chair of the Juneteenth Celebration Planning Committee, sings the National Anthem on Saturday, June 19, 2021, during the Juneteenth Emancipation Program 


Evanston’s Juneteenth Parade


Flint celebrations


Galveston, Texas


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