Juneteenth Becomes An Official Delaware State Holiday

Legislation to designate June 19th as an official state Juneteenth holiday was signed Wednesday by Governor John Carney (photo courtesy of Delaware House Democratic Caucus)

Juneteenth is now an official state holiday in Delaware. Governor John Carney signed legislation Wednesday (House Bill 119) to establish June 19th as a legal holiday. It commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans were informed that they were free people on June 19th, 1865. “I believe the least that each of us can do…

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