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BBC News published this video item, entitled “President Biden signs bill creating Juneteeth holiday in Amercia – BBC News” – below is their description.
The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which establishes a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the US, has been signed by President Biden.
On 19 June 1865 – months after the northern US states defeated the South in a civil war fought over slavery – enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free.
The day became known as Juneteenth, a word created by joining the words “June” and “nineteenth” together.
Joe Biden said, “I’ve only been president for several months, but I think this will go down, for me, as one of the greatest honours I will have had as president.”BBC News YouTube Channel
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Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.
He is married to Dr Jill Biden.