COLUMBUS — State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today signed onto a concurrent resolution urging Congress to designate June 19th a paid federal holiday. This date is to be known as Juneteenth Independence day in recognition of June 19, 1865, when news of the end of slavery reached the southwestern states two months after the end of the American Civil War.  


“The designation of June 19th, Juneteenth, as a federal holiday is long overdue. I am proud to co-sponsor this resolution to ensure this important date in American history is recognized on a yearly basis. As we grapple with how to heal as a nation from the most recent chapter of racial injustice, recognizing landmark events such as Juneteenth are critical.”


This resolution comes on the heels of civil unrest across the nation in support of racial equity and justice for African American communities. Federal acknowledgement of this notable date is one way to ensure minority communities can annually commemorate their history.

 
 
 
  
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