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Why the history of Juneteenth is important—and how it will be recognized by many this year

This year marks an exciting time in our history— Congress passed the Juneteenth Independence Day Act.

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Tova Randolph, World Animal Protection

In America, Independence Day is celebrated as a national holiday on July 4. The first Independence Day was officially organized in Philadelphia, PA on July 4, 1777.

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