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June 19, Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, will now become a Washington State official holiday, as this has passed in the Legislature and will surely be signed by the Governor who has long supported the idea.  Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when the announcement was made in Texas that enslaved people were free, 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation made this so.  Let's work to make this a National Holiday as well!

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