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Today marks first Juneteenth holiday in Washington!

Juneteenth Logo : Friends of Mt. Hope

+ KING-5 TV: Washington celebrates Juneteenth ahead of first paid state holiday – Monday is the first day for new paid state holiday – Juneteenth.

+ KING-5 TV: Juneteenth is Sunday: Here’s its 150-year history

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: It’s now official! Sunday marks state’s first Juneteenth holiday

+ JOLT News: Washington now recognizes Juneteenth, but there’s more to the story – The history behind the holiday is long and troubling, with echoes that persist today

+ CBS News 60 Minutes: How an Air Force veteran discovered his new house was the seat of a plantation where his ancestors were enslaved

Posted by Steve on June 19, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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