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File #: P-2020-21    Version: 1 Name: Juneteenth - 2020
Type: Proclamation Status: Filed
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: Regular City Commission Meeting
On agenda: 6/17/2020 Final action: 6/17/2020
Title: A Proclamation In Recognition Of The Juneteenth Celebration - June 19, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 06-17-20 Juneteenth.pdf


A Proclamation In Recognition Of The Juneteenth Celebration - June 19, 2020.



Strategic Plan Focus

Communications & Civic Engagement





Staff Recommends:  Presentation of Proclamation.




Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.  The origin of Juneteenth began in 1865 on June 19th in Galveston, Texas and pays tribute to the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston to take possession of the state and enforce slaves’ new freedoms.  Juneteenth is also known as African American Emancipation Day and is celebrated throughout the United States and beyond.  Juneteenth is a time for reflection, rejoicing, assessment, self-improvement and planning for the future. The celebration of Juneteenth unites people of all races, religions, and creeds through unity and understanding.  A number of cities and states throughout the country have formed local committees and organizations to celebrate Juneteenth. 


The proclamation will be presented at the June 17, 2020 City Commission Meeting.



Fiscal Impact:  This proclamation will not have a fiscal impact.



Recommended for inclusion on the agenda by:

Josh Levy, Mayor