Biden's Early Juneteenth Celebration with White House Concert

U.S. President Joe Biden, along with Vice President Kamala Harris, will celebrate Juneteenth early with a White House concert featuring singers Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. Biden had signed a law in 2021 to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, commemorating June 19, 1865, when a Union general informed enslaved African Americans in Texas of their freedom.


Reuters | Updated: 11-06-2024 02:27 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 02:27 IST
Biden's Early Juneteenth Celebration with White House Concert
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Biden to celebrate Juneteenth early with White House concert on Monday

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will celebrate the Juneteenth holiday early on Monday with a White House concert that includes singers Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. Biden signed a law in 2021 that made June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday. It commemorates the day in 1865 - after the Confederate states surrendered to end the Civil War - when a Union general arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform a group of enslaved African Americans of their freedom under President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

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