Biden signs bill marking Juneteenth as federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US – video

The US will officially recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday on 19 June after Joe Biden signed a bill into law which commemorates the end of slavery in the country. The president described a day to remember the moral stain of slavery but also to celebrate the capacity to heal. Before signing the bill, Biden said: ‘I’ve only been president for several months, but I think this will go down for me as one of the greatest honors I will have had as president’

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