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Governor Lamont Proclaims Juneteenth Day in Connecticut

Report by Paula Antolini, June 18, 2021, 9:03PM EDT (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation declaring June 19, 2021 to be Juneteenth Day in Connecticut and also released the following statement: “Juneteenth is an important day in our nation. When, on June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger READ MORE.

Celebrating Juneteenth 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, Juneteenth is the annual holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Also called “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day”, Juneteenth has long been a day of reflection and community for African-Americans. Just this week, Congress voted to make Juneteenth National Independence Day a READ MORE.