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  • Juneteenth

    All Edison State locations will be closed on Monday, June, 21, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth.

    Juneteenth, a holiday first celebrated in Texas, marks the date in 1865 when slaves were read the federal orders freeing them under the terms of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

    The celebration takes its name from "June" plus "nineteenth," and marks the June 19th day when Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the slaves were freed.

    Know as Emancipation Day or Black Independence Day in some circles, this holiday was recognized in 2006 by the State of Ohio and officially observed in 47 of our 50 states. On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law, a bill making Juneteenth the eleventh federal holiday.

    For Juneteenth resources click below
    libguides.edisonohio.edu/Juneteenth