ALLENDALE, Mich. (WOOD) — Although Juneteenth has been celebrated nationwide for many years, primarily in Texas, it only recently became a federal holiday.

This has ignited a conversation about how to celebrate both the Fourth of July and Juneteenth while respecting the feelings some Americans may have about freedom.

Above, watch the full interview between News 8’s Teresa Weakley, Donovan Long and Louis Moore, African American history professor at Grand Valley State University.