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The Pan-African flag was raised outside of City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, June 16, ahead of the announcement that Juneteenth would be designated a federal holiday.
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.
City of Philadelphia Government livestreamed this footage on Facebook that shows the Pan-African flag, also referred to as the Black Liberation flag, being raised at City Hall on Wednesday as “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – often referred to as the black national anthem – is played. Credit: City of Philadelphia Government via Storyful