Juneteenth has its day
Mass. to observe date marking final end of slavery
Governor Deval Patrick shook hands with children after
signing a proclamation on Juneteenth in Dorchester
yesterday. Massachusetts follows 24 states that have
recognized the date.
(John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff)
Boston Globe Newspaper
By Brian R. Ballou June 17, 2007
June 19 is now Juneteenth Independence Day in Massachusetts.