PIERRE, S.D. (Dakota Information Now) – On Thursday, Governor Noem signed a bill finally producing Juneteenth an official state holiday getaway.
Juneteenth celebrates June 19th, 1865, the day federal troops took regulate of Galveston, Texas, building confident all enslaved black men were established totally free. That triumphant day only came a comprehensive 2 1/2 years following the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and three months just after the Civil War came to an conclusion.
South Dakota was the last point out to make Juneteenth a legal holiday break.
It turned a federal vacation in June of 2021 when President Biden signed the bill into regulation.
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