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Journal: California History
California History (2022) 99 (1): 73–93.
Published: 01 February 2022
...W. Gabriel Selassie I In 2021, June 19 (Juneteenth) became a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent in the United States. Prior to Juneteenth gaining official status, January 1 (Emancipation Day) was the de facto national holiday on which African...