News2021-04-06T12:10:51-04:00

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U of L plans to observe Juneteenth as a holiday

By Eli Hughes–

The University of Louisville announced on May 25 that, starting this year, Juneteenth will now be recognized as a university-wide holiday. Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19 as a commemoration of the last enslaved people in the United States to learn of and receive emancipation.

“Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, marks the day

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