National Lawmakers Push For Juneteenth Holiday

By Rosaland TylerAssociate Editor New Journal and Guide The effort to make Juneteenth (June 19) a national holiday continues as more people hold Juneteenth celebrations nationwide and throughout Hampton Roads. On Friday, June 18th, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam serves as host of the Commonwealth’s official first Juneteenth commemoration at Fort Monroe with free food, free vaccines, and special guests. Northam signed the bill making Juneteenth a state holiday. Continue reading National Lawmakers Push For Juneteenth Holiday at The New Journal and Guide.

National Lawmakers Push For Juneteenth Holiday
National Lawmakers Push For Juneteenth Holiday

By Rosaland Tyler
Associate Editor
New Journal and Guide

The effort to make Juneteenth (June 19) a national holiday continues as more people hold Juneteenth celebrations nationwide and throughout Hampton Roads. On Friday, June 18th, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam serves as host of the Commonwealth’s official first Juneteenth commemoration at Fort Monroe with free food, free vaccines, and special guests. Northam signed the bill making Juneteenth a state holiday.

Continue reading National Lawmakers Push For Juneteenth Holiday at The New Journal and Guide.