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Juneteenth Celebrated in Duluth for First Time as Federal Holiday

Organizers say it's important the day and the struggles of slavery and racism people of color went through are recognized federally.

DULUTH, Minn.- Juneteenth celebrations across the country and in Duluth held a different meaning after President Joe Biden signed a bill making it a federal holiday this week. At One-Roof Community Housing in Duluth today there was free food, games, different black owned businesses and community resources. June 19th 1865 is the day the nation’s last slaves in Galveston, Texas…