Juneteenth Named Federal Holiday

Legislation to recognize Juneteenth (June 19th) passed earlier this week, commemorating the end of slavery as the 12th federal holiday. President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act June 17, 2021. TCU proudly supports this legislation.

Juneteenth will be included in all future TCU Section 6 Holiday proposals.

“The recognition of Juneteenth as a National Holiday is long past due,” said TCU President Maratea. ” TCU will continue to honor the holiday as a day for recognition, for reflection and for action. In recognizing Juneteenth, we must also recognize that racial inequality and injustice continues. We must be proactive and vigilant in our fight against it.”

To learn more about the historical legacy of Juneteenth, click here.

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Updated: June 18, 2021 — 12:45 am