CARRBORO, N.C. – Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Monday, June 19, 2023, to be a date for the celebration of Juneteenth National Independence Day in Carrboro.
Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On July 14, 2020, the Carrboro Town Council adopted a resolution designating Juneteenth as an official paid holiday for Town employees and urging state and federal legislators to sponsor legislation making Juneteenth an official state and federal holiday.
“I encourage all residents to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and to attend the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17,” Mayor Seils said.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 17 at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St, Chapel Hill, NC. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Youth Council, the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Office of Equity and Engagement, and the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are partnering in hosting this community celebration.
Read the full proclamation here: https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12889/2023-Juneteenth-Proclamation