For the first time, CRCDS will officially close on Monday, June 20th, to observe Juneteenth. Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday only last year when President Biden signed it into law. Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the emancipation of the last slaved African Americans on June 19, 1865. That day came more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”
There are many learning opportunities and local celebrations to participate in in Rochester, NY. Below are just a few for your consideration. For those in our CRCDS community who are not local, we encourage you to find an event near you.
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