This Friday, Seton Hall will commemorate Juneteenth as an official University holiday.
Juneteenth is one of the oldest observances of emancipation in the United States, gaining nationwide recognition and receiving an official designation in nearly every state. It has been recognized by New Jersey since 2004, and was confirmed as an official state holiday in 2020.
While our community pauses for a long weekend, I hope you will take a moment to learn more about the meaning and significance of this important date. Seton Hall is sharing more information through its library resources and social media channels.
The holiday is an ideal moment to deepen our knowledge about the events surrounding Juneteenth, and its importance in our nation’s history as we all strive to build "a more perfect union."
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