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Biden’s White House Juneteenth Celebration

June 13, 2023 | By Kali Girl

President Joe Biden hosted the inaugural Juneteenth celebration at the White House, reports Reuters. The grand event, held on the South Lawn, showcased a remarkable concert featuring renowned vocalist Jennifer Hudson, the esteemed hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man, and captivating marching bands from Tennessee and Maryland.

Scheduled for 7:00 pm EDT , this momentous occasion, was labeled by the White House as a “celebration of community, culture, and music,” promises to be a night to remember.

Other performers included dance group Step Afrika!, the soulful voice of Ledisi and a Broadway choir.

This significant day, known as Emancipation Day or Juneteenth, was designated as a federal holiday in 2021. It pays homage to the historic moment in 1865, after the Confederate states surrendered, when a Union general arrived in Texas to announce the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, a proclamation made by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

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