Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

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By: - June 18, 2021 5:15 am

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law in the East Room of the White House on June 17, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The Juneteenth holiday marks the end of slavery in the United States and the Juneteenth National Independence Day will become the 12th legal federal holiday — the first new one since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law in 1983. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Jane Norman
Jane Norman

Jane Norman is the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit newsrooms that includes Colorado Newsline.