Observance Of Juneteenth
June 20, 2022
Michael Jackson celebrates 45th birthday with fans and and Steve Harvey at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 2003

Juneteenth, observed today as a US Federal holiday, commemorates the end of slavery in the nation and celebrates African American culture. Comedian Steve Harvey told Michael in 2001, “You’ve done a lot for Black people.” Michael responded, “I’m proud of my heritage. I’m proud to be Black.”

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