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Juneteenth Matters

 

DR. RONALD WOODS

This weekend, people from all across the United States will celebrate the oldest commemorative event called Juneteenth.Juneteenth marks our country's second Independence Day.Observed on June 19th, celebrations can range from a day to the entire month of June depending on the region where people live. You may be saying to yourself, I've never heard of this day of celebration, where did it come from? This is why celebrating Juneteenth matters.

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