Juneteenth Day law on way to Sandoval for signature


CARSON CITY -- Nevada soon might be among the 38 states that celebrate the landmark day marking the end of slavery in the U.S.

A proposal to declare June 19th Juneteenth Day passed the Nevada Senate on Friday.

AB174 already had passed the Assembly and is headed to the governor's office for signature.

Las Vegas Democratic Assemblyman Harvey Munford co-sponsored AB174 with North Las Vegas Democratic Assemblywoman Dina Neal and Las Vegas Democratic Assemblyman Joseph Hogan.

Juneteenth Day honors the day in 1865 that the last slaves were told of their emancipation.

The news came to slaves in Galveston, Texas, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863.

 

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