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The Juneteenth flag was first raised in 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, by designer Ben Haith, according to the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation.

Juneteenth: What is it and how can we commemorate it?

Chance Allen, Lead Writer June 19, 2020
The enslaved were “free” as the Emancipation Proclamation was finalized in 1863, but it wasn’t until two and a half years later that it was actually celebrated and implemented within society.
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