June 19, 2017
"As we stand here to honor Juneteenth, I'd like us to pause and honor the struggle of African Americans, the challenges they continue to face here in America, as well as the achievements and strides that they have made to help move our country forward, with deliberation since we began," said Assembly Member Tremaine Wright, speaking on the resolution that celebrates Juneteenth, which marks the effective end of slavery in the United States in 1865. K648