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Juneteenth Celebration in Charlotte, NC

Juneteenth is now a paid holiday for some in Charlotte.  Beginning in 2023, city employees will have Juneteenth as a paid holiday.  The Charlotte City Council unanimously voted on the paid holiday at last night’s meeting.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  It is the day news of slavery ending reached states in the south in 1865, more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth falls on Monday, June 19, 2023.  Want to teach your children about this important holiday.  Check out 5 books about it below.