Juneteenth: The story behind the 155-year-old holiday that commemorates the end of slavery
CBS This Morning
Published at : 19 Dec 2020
On June 19, 1865, 155 years ago Friday, the last group of slaves in the United States were freed. Their freedom was bittersweet -- it came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. CBS News special correspondent James Brown shares the story of the day that became known as Juneteenth.