San Diego County becomes only local government to observe Juneteenth

Written by on June 24, 2022

SAN DIEGO — 

The Juneteenth flag flew over the San Diego County Administration Center Friday, as all county facilities and offices prepared to close Monday in celebration of the holiday marking the end of slavery.

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, marks the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas, the westernmost state in the Confederacy. The Emancipation Proclamation liberated enslaved people in Confederate states in 1863, but that edict wasn’t enforced in Texas until two and a half years later. Since then, Black Americans . . .



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