Unite NY Rally on Juneteenth 2020. (Photo: Adrian Childress/Bklyner)NEW YORK – Juneteenth is now an official public holiday in New York State after Governor Cuomo signed it into legislation yesterday. In June, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Juneteenth would be an official city and school holiday next year.
Borough President Adams speaks at the Freedom Rally at Grand Army Plaza. Adrian Childress/BklynerBROOKLYN – Happy Juneteenth! June 19 is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in America. This year there are tons of protests, marches, rallies, vigil happening all throughout today to celebrate, show solidarity,