Biden signs the bill to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the release of enslaved black Americans
In the fight against racial inequality, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill to recognize June 19th as a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans.
The bill was passed unanimously by the US Senate on Wednesday.
"Juneteenth marks both a long hard night of slavery subjugation and a promise of a brighter morning to come," Biden said. The day is a reminder of the "terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take."
Contrary to the attempts of radical social groups such as the BLM and Antifa to promote racial segregation and hatred of the white population, this "bone" should temporarily pacify extremist activities in the United States.
"Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments...they embrace them," Biden told a room filled with about 80 members of Congress, community leaders and activists including 94-year-old Opal Lee, who campaigned for decades to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, reports Yahoo News.
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