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News Release – Juneteenth

Date: June 19, 2021 Contact: Sharon May, HR Director
Subject: Juneteenth
Mansfield, 0H–
The City of Mansfield hereby announces that in celebration of Juneteenth full-time City employees will be
granted an additional day off with pay, to be used by December 31, 2021. June 19 will be observed as a paid holiday for all full-time City employees beginning in 2022.
Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19 and marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in
Galveston, TX, to assume control of the state and announce the freedom of all enslaved people two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. It represents liberty, hope, and resiliency as what is widely considered to be the oldest African American holiday in the United States,