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‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’ to Walk 2.5 Miles at Age 96 for 1st Anniversary of Juneteenth National Independence Day

Almost a year has gone by since President Biden made the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on July 17, 2021. The concept of Juneteenth has been celebrated on June 19 in different parts of the U.S. since 1965. This day commemorates the freedom of African Americans that were previously kept slaves, as well as a celebration of African American/Black history and culture.

This year is a special one for many people of all colors and ethnicities, as it marks the first anniversary of the Juneteenth Law. Many other minority groups join in this celebration as well.

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