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|Today is Juneteenth. Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston , Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.|
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