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Simply two days after President Joe Biden formally made Juneteenth (June 19) a new national holiday, celebrities and politicians are taking a second to honor the essential date.

The vacation observes the top of slavery within the U.S. and marks the day, June 19, 1865, when Union Main Common Gordon Granger introduced the information to Black Individuals in Galveston, Texas—which was two years after President Abraham Lincoln‘s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

“By making Juneteenth a federal vacation, all Individuals can really feel the facility of at the present time and study from our historical past, and have fun progress and grapple with the gap we have come [and] the gap we have now to journey,” the president stated on Thursday, June 17 throughout the signing ceremony on the White Home.

“The reality is,” he continued, “it is merely not sufficient simply to commemorate Juneteenth. In spite of everything, the emancipation of enslaved Black Individuals did not mark the top of America’s work to ship on the promise of equality. It solely marked the start. To honor the true that means of Juneteenth, we have now to proceed towards that progress as a result of we have not gotten there but.”