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Juneteenth 2024

June 19



Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” is sometimes referred to as Emancipation Day. It commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to inform and ensure that enslaved Black people were finally freed following the end of the Civil War. The troops’ arrival occurred two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This date has been celebrated by Black Americans since the late 19th century.

Employees can learn more about their personal observance leave options on the Leave & Holidays page on the University’s HR website.


June 19
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