Bernadette Hogan, New York Post, October 14, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday signed legislation making Juneteenth — the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States — a recognized holiday in New York State.
“This new public holiday will serve as a day to recognize the achievements of the Black community, while also providing an important opportunity for self-reflection on the systemic injustices that our society still faces today.”
The holiday falls on June 19 and all state employees will get the day off starting next year.