Story: US Senate Passes 2015 Juneteenth Resolution

Yesterday, the United States Senate unanimously approved a resolution introduced by US Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recognizing June 19, 2015 as “Juneteenth Independence Day.”

Juneteenth Independence Day commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement in Galveston, Texas of the emancipation of slaves across the nation.

Read More “Senate Recognizes Juneteenth Independence Day” by Steve Ogelsby, Four States News