19 Jun 2021

US marks ‘Juneteenth’ with federal holiday for the first time

Today commemorates the 156th anniversary of the end of slavery in the US. For the first time, Americans have marked ‘Juneteenth’ with a federal holiday, as signed into law this week by President Joe Biden.

We spent a day at Cardozo Education Campus in Washington DC to ask students and teachers if this is the progress they’re looking for.