“Bill Nye the ‘Science Guy’ mistakenly claimed Juneteenth was the day slavery ended in America – and internet users were quick to tell the famed TV educator to hit the history books.
“Nye, known for his eponymous, educational 90s TV program, made the assertion in a tweet Sunday afternoon, in a post that saw the 66-year-old attempt to ring in the holiday with some historical insight.
“The date, made into a federal holiday by President Biden last year, commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the US.
“However, the anniversary is widely considered symbolic, with several states still permitting slavery at that point, and slaves not formally freed until December 1865, when the 13th Amendment fully abolished the practice.”
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