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We Will See Juneteenth Become A National Holiday!

May 12, 2011

Nevada Juneteenth Independence Day Bill

 

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President Obama's statement on the observance of Juneteenth

June 19, 2014 at 3:18pm

THE WHITE HOUSE

 

Office of the Press Secretary

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2014

 

 

Statement by the President on the Observance of Juneteenth

On this day in 1865 – more than two years after President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation – word finally reached Galveston, Texas that the slaves there were free.

Juneteenth marked an important moment in the life of our nation.  But it was only the beginning of a long and difficult struggle for equal rights and equal treatment under the law.  This year, as we also mark the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, we honor those who continued to fight for equality and opportunity for Americans of every race and every background.  And we recommit ourselves to the unending work of perfecting our Union.


 

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