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Celebrating Juneteenth: A Story of Black Pride

Community members and Black leaders across the state reflect on Juneteenth and Black Excellence.

Alana Seldon (FOX61), Lucia Suarez Sang (FOX61), Jada Furlow

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Published: 4:54 PM EDT June 17, 2021
Updated: 11:01 AM EDT June 21, 2021

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” is the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.

The end of slavery is often recognized as when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863; however, Juneteenth recognizes when the last slaves were actually told about the president's order.

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