Juneteenth, also known as Independence Day, began in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to order freedom for the state’s enslaved people.
A year after President Joe Biden signed into law making June 19 the country’s 12th federal holiday, people across America gather at events filled with music, food and fireworks.
Quoted from Associated Press Page, Monday (20/6/2022) The celebration also includes an emphasis on learning about history and overcoming racial differences.
Many black people celebrate the day before a formal confession.
“The great powers do not ignore their most painful moments,” Biden said in a statement on Sunday.
“They face the challenge of getting stronger. And that’s what this great nation should keep doing.”
The survey also found that support for making juncture part of school history lessons increased from 49% to 63%.
But many states have delayed making it an official holiday. Lawmakers in Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and elsewhere this year failed to submit resolutions that would have closed state offices and fired most of their public servants.