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.

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