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US President Joe Biden is making Juneteenth a federal holiday. So what is it? And why is it so significant?

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Juneteenth. Jubilee Day. Liberation Day. Emancipation Day.

It’s an occasion known by many names, and now June 19 has got a new title to add to the list.

US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have signed a bill into law making June 19 — or ‘Juneteenth’, as it’s commonly known…



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