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