Raleigh City Council votes unanimously to recognize Juneteenth as city holiday

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to recognize Juneteenth as a city holiday.

The vote amends the 2020-21 calendar to recognize the day as a paid holiday for city workers.

Juneteenth, June 19 1865, is the day when African-Americans in Texas received notice that slavery was abolished via the 13th Amendment.

The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted Monday and approved a paid day off for county workers for the Juneteenth holiday.

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