Emancipation Day

New Jersey Governor Signs Legislation to make Juneteenth a State and Public Holiday

New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation (S19), which designates the third Friday in June as a State and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day.  “It gives me great pride to celebrate emancipation and New Jersey’s great diversity by designating Juneteenth as an official State holiday.” said Governor Murphy. “Commemorating this date is just one component […]

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Emancipation Day

Juneteenth officially established as a state holiday in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation that officially declares June 19th a statewide holiday each year. The holiday will be observed as “Juneteenth Independence Day.” Baker said the new order in Massachusetts is an action to “recognize the continued need to ensure racial freedom and equality.” Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the […]

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