Juneteenth Becomes an Official Holiday in New York State

Gov. Cuomo says ‘this new public holiday will serve as a day to recognize the achievements of the Black community’

June of 2020 was a particularly fraught time in America’s already fraught existence, which made this summer’s celebrations of Juneteenth — which commemorates the emancipation of Black people from chattel slavery — all the more significant. As wrote for Momentum:

This year’s celebration came after nearly a…