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NATCA Celebrates Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. It commemorates the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, the final holdout of the Confederacy, were liberated by the U.S. Army, on June 19, 1865. This came two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth has been long celebrated in the Black community, but it did not become a federal holiday until 2021.

Read more about the history of Juneteenth from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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