Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday

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Published on 17 Jun 2021, 20:40
President Joe Biden signed legislation on Thursday establishing Juneteenth as the first new federal holiday in decades, a major symbolic victory that Black activists have sought for years.

"This is a day of profound weight and profound power," Biden said. "A day in which we'll remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take; what I've long called America's original sin. At the same time, I also remember the extraordinary capacity to heal and to hope and to emerge from those painful moments and a bitter, bitter version of ourselves to make a better version of our selves."

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