Juneteenth, a day marking the end of slavery in the US, is now officially a federal holiday.
President Joe Biden recently signed a bill into law, paving way for Juneteenth to be observed as a public holiday.
He signed the bill into law at the White House.
In a statement to sign the bill, Mr Biden said “great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments.
Vice President Kamala Harris stated that “we have come far, and we have far to go, but today is a day of celebration.”