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People carry a Juneteenth flag as they march during a Juneteenth re-enactment celebration in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021.

What Is Juneteenth, and Why Do We Celebrate It?

The national holiday commemorates the end of slavery and has been celebrated by Black Americans for more than a century. Here's what you need to know about Juneteenth.