This footage was filmed and produced 18 June 2021. Juneteenth flag-raising ceremonies were held across the nation on Friday, June 18, the day after President Joseph Biden signed a law to make Juneteenth the 12th federal holiday annually on June 19. Video Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, US.
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What is this federal holiday, and what is its history? Here's a look.
Buffalo's first celebration of the day as a national holiday found advocates against human trafficking following some of the same steps along the Underground Railroad that some slaves took to escape to freedom.