US Gets Another Federal Holiday: Juneteenth | Shlomo Rudman

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill making June 19th, known as “Juneteenth,” a federal holiday marking the end of legal enslavement of black people in the United States. 

The bill, which passed overwhelmingly in both the House of Representatives and Senate, marks the day in 1865 when a Union soldier told enslaved blacks in Texas that they had been ordered freed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier.

The legislation gained popularity after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in the aftermath of the resulting nationwide protests.

Federal employees will begin observing Juneteenth this year, with federal offices closed on Friday this year because June 19th falls out on Saturday.

Juneteenth is now the eleventh recognized federal holiday, joining the likes of Memorial Day, Independence Day, New Year’s, and Labor Day.

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  1. How about enforcing laws regarding trafficking and enslavement of women and children instead of all these woke genuflections?

  2. Let’s see how far they get with Jewteenth. I’m not holding my breath. My grandparents came here over a hundred years ago and suffered tremendous discrimination to the point where they couldn’t advance one slice of bread more. Their Irish and Italian friends had the same situation. How about a holiday for all the oppressed instead of this nonsense. True, some more than others but what does it have to do with NOW. Zip, zero, zilch. Wake up liberal idiots before you destroy everything, Please God Almighty, save us from these people and their insanity. Save them too, if possible.

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