New York City to Make Juneteenth a City, School Holiday Next Year: De Blasio

New York City plans to make Juneteenth an official city and school holiday next year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

“Black history is American history. Proud to announce that beginning next year, Juneteenth will be an official city and school holiday,” he tweeted.

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