US State Department: In Commemoration of Juneteenth

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Juneteenth, or June 19, is a reflective day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.  On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to abolish slavery.  Yet it wasn’t until two and a half years…

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