Americans in DC celebrate Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday

WASHINGTON, USA - JUNE 19: Juneteenth, which was declared a federal holiday in reference to the end of slavery in the US on June 19, 1865, was celebrated on Monday with events in many states. The holiday commemorates the day when enslaved Black people living in Galveston, Texas finally learned they were free, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Texas was the last Confederate state to have the proclamation announced. As part of remembering the violence and oppression against Black citizens of the US, various events were held over the weekend and on Monday. Celebrations marking Juneteenth, which President Joe Biden declared a federal holiday in 2021, took place in the capital Washington, D.C., and in many states including Maryland and California, mostly in the form of festivals and picnics. “Juneteenth is about Americans feeling the progress we can make for America. It’s about remembering history, not erasing it. It’s about reading books, not banning them. That’s what great nations do, and we are a great nation,” Biden said on Twitter. Many federal and local officials also posted messages on social media about the meaning of the day. Juneteenth is known to some in the US as the country’s “second Independence Day.” Observed each year on June 19, the holiday marks the end of slavery in Texas at the end of the Civil War.(Footage by Mostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - JUNE 19: Juneteenth, which was declared a federal holiday in reference to the end of slavery in the US on June 19, 1865, was celebrated on Monday with events in many states. The holiday commemorates the day when enslaved Black people living in Galveston, Texas finally learned they were free, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Texas was the last Confederate state to have the proclamation announced. As part of remembering the violence and oppression against Black citizens of the US, various events were held over the weekend and on Monday. Celebrations marking Juneteenth, which President Joe Biden declared a federal holiday in 2021, took place in the capital Washington, D.C., and in many states including Maryland and California, mostly in the form of festivals and picnics. “Juneteenth is about Americans feeling the progress we can make for America. It’s about remembering history, not erasing it. It’s about reading books, not banning them. That’s what great nations do, and we are a great nation,” Biden said on Twitter. Many federal and local officials also posted messages on social media about the meaning of the day. Juneteenth is known to some in the US as the country’s “second Independence Day.” Observed each year on June 19, the holiday marks the end of slavery in Texas at the end of the Civil War.(Footage by Mostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
PURCHASE A LICENCE

Get personalised pricing by telling us when, where, and how you want to use this asset.

DETAILS

Restrictions:
NO SALES IN TURKEY.
Editorial #:
1499914529
Collection:
Anadolu
Date created:
19 June, 2023
Upload date:
Licence type:
Rights-ready
Release info:
Not released. More information
Clip length:
00:02:23:00
Location:
WASHINGTON, United States
Mastered to:
MPEG-4 8-bit H.264 HD 1920x1080 29.97p
Source:
Anadolu Agency Video
Object name:
a2