Today is Juneteenth, a federal holiday and a celebration of the full emancipation of slaves in the U.S.
Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com CLEVELAND, Ohio- Today, Sat., June 19, is the Juneteenth National Independence Day, which is historically known as Jubilee Day , Black Independence Day , and Emancipation Day , a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans . In short Juneteenth is the celebration of the full emancipation of slaves in the U.S. This year's Juneteenth celebrations, from dancing to music to poetry and cultural events, and even Civil Rights protests, come on the heels of passage by Congress of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, federal legislation that President Joe Biden signed into law on June 17 that makes Juneteenth a federal holiday. Originating in Galveston, Texas , Jueenteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1866. Its commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement of