GOP Senator Pushes to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Republican Senator John Cornyn wants to make June 19th-Juneteenth a federal holiday.
So what is Juneteenth? It commemorates the end of slavery.
On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all of the slaves in Confederate territory.
Slaves in Texas didn’t learn about becoming free for two and a half years.
It happened on what is now June 19th.

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