Calls to make Juneteenth a national holiday increase

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Movement to make Juneteenth a federal holiday gains momentum

Besides the recent national push for racial equality, some protestors pushed for listing Juneteenth as one of the federal holidays.

Juneteenth signified the day black slaves in Texas realized they were free. This day came nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

According to Alveda King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, this year’s Juneteenth carried a different momentum unlike before. King argued that although segregation, Jim Crow, and Slavery is over, it was time to learn to live together as brothers and sisters.

Through the years since 1865, June 19 marked the beginning of freedom for blacks in America, however, due to the increasing calls for racial equity, this year’s Juneteenth celebration carried a deeper meaning.

King recently wrote a letter to compel President Trump to issue an executive order declaring Juneteenth a national holiday.

With increasing momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, corporations such as Google, Nike, and Target declared Juneteenth a paid holiday.

Many claimed that Juneteenth was a holiday that would promote equality and civic engagement for all blacks.

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