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Juneteenth Celebrated In Shawnee, Now A Federal Holiday

 

Dancers from Elite Dance Diversity perform at the Juneteenth celebration in Shawnee on June 19. Photo provided by Rook Digital/Chris Brannon

Juneteenth has been celebrated since news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the last African American slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 – two years after it was signed.

But, this year, since it was proclaimed a federal holiday on June 17 by President Biden, it took on...



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