Massachusetts School Raises Juneteenth Flag After Federal Holiday Designation

A Massachusetts high school held its first Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony on Friday, June 18, a day after Juneteenth was designated a federal holiday in the United States.

Juneteenth, observed on June 19, celebrates the abolition of slavery and emancipation of enslaved African Americans. US President Joe Biden signed a bill on Thursday to officially make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

This video, posted by Twitter user @CounselorJones, shows the Juneteenth flag being hoisted up alongside the American flag at Framingham High School in Framingham, Massachusetts, on Friday. Credit: @CounselorJones via Storyful

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