New Yorkers celebrate signing of Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

This marks June 19 as a federal holiday.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2021, 9:31 PM

Updated 1,133 days ago

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President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on Thursday, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. 
This marks June 19 as a federal holiday. 
News 12’s Phil Taitt details more on how New Yorkers reacted to the historic decision from Juneteenth Grove.


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