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A majority of Americans will not be celebrating Juneteenth this year, according to a poll conducted exclusively for Newsweek.

President Joe Biden signed legislation to make Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, a federal holiday in 2021.

The holiday marks the date—June 19, 1865—when the last enslaved people in the United States learned of their freedom when Union soldiers brought the news to Galveston, Texas.

Black Americans have long marked the end of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history with joyous celebrations, from barbecues to parades and street festivals. Now that it is a federal holiday, more places in the U.S. will be hosting celebrations to mark Juneteenth.

But a new poll by Redfield and Wilton Strategies, which surveyed 1,500 eligible voters on May 31 for Newsweek, found most Americans are not planning to take part in any Juneteenth celebrations this year.

Read more at Newsweek.com

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