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City of Richmond to observe Juneteenth as a paid holiday

Hi everybody, this is big news so I’m sure you’ve heard already, but in case you haven’t, see below!


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City of Richmond to observe Juneteenth as a paid holiday

Richmond, VA – The City of Richmond will observe Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, as a paid city holiday.

“I urge everyone to use this day as an opportunity for reflection, service and healing,” said Mayor Stoney.

Juneteenth began as a celebration of enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas in 1865 upon learning of the federal order for their freedom, which was actually issued over two years prior when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.This year marks 155 years since the origination of Juneteenth.
For more information on the history and significance of this day, visit: https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth.


That’s all for this one! Stay safe out there! Make sure to click on that link above if you want to learn more about Juneteenth!

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