Legislation to recognize Juneteenth (June 19th) as a federal holiday passed when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is the day commemorating the end of slavery and is recognized as the 12th federal holiday.
In the upcoming TCU Convention a Resolution will be introduced to ensure that Juneteenth will be included in all future TCU Section 6 Holiday proposals.
“The recognition of Juneteenth as a National Holiday was long overdue,” said TCU President Maratea. ” TCU will continue to honor the holiday as a day of recognition, reflection and action. In recognizing Juneteenth, we must also recognize that racial inequality and injustice continues in our workplaces. We must continue to renew our determination to fight against it.”
To learn more about the historical legacy of Juneteenth, click here.