Juneteenth becomes South Dakota holiday

Juneteenth becomes South Dakota holiday

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — More than 150 yrs after the last enslaved People in america


PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — More than 150 yrs after the last enslaved People in america had been freed in the United States, the working day commemorating the emancipation will formally be recognized in South Dakota.

Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1025 into law Thursday, which acknowledges June 19, usually recognized as Juneteenth, as a point out vacation.

For the earlier two yrs, the governor has marked Juneteenth with an formal proclamation, supplying condition staff the day off. In 2021, Senator Reynold Nesiba launched a invoice to mark the working day as an formal point out getaway but the bill unsuccessful in the legislature.

South Dakota is the past state in the country to figure out the working day as a holiday getaway or day of observance.



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