Governor signs legislation designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York

ALBANY – June 19, Juneteenth will now be a public holiday in the state. The new law celebrates the day that commemorates the end to slavery and celebrates Black and African American freedom and achievements while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. Earlier this year, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order recognizing Juneteenth … Continue reading Governor signs legislation designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York