Bye Bye, 4th of July? CNN Says Juneteenth Is ‘America’s True Birthday’

Juneteenth last year became a federal holiday thanks to historic Republican-sponsored legislation.

CNN opinion writer Peniel Joseph argued Friday that Juneteenth is just as much “America’s true birthday” as the Fourth of July.

Joseph, a social justice activist and University of Texas at Austin professor, said the June 19 holiday “ 

matters now more than ever,” claiming that former president Donald Trump 

and the Republican Party are causing “fear, anger, and anxiety about black citizenship.”