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Taylor Swift Wants Juneteenth Day To Be National Holiday

After speaking her mind out against racial inequality following the killing of George Floyd earlier Taylor has now talked about Juneteenth on her social media accounts. Last Friday, the singer revealed that she wanted monuments symbolizing “hideous patterns of racism” removed from her adopted Tennessee home state. Taylor this time posted a thoughtful message about Juneteenth on her social media accounts — June 19, which marks the day that slavery ended in America — explaining why she thinks the holiday needs to be properly celebrated and people need to be informed about its context. The black community has celebrated Juneteenth for 155 years, a day commemorating the end of slavery and the freedom of countless enslaved men, who only came two and a half years since Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The holiday, also called Black Independence Day, is not widely taught at school and is recognized as a state holiday in 47 states. The holiday has yet to be nationally recognized.

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