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Juneteenth is officially a holiday in New Jersey

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Governor Phil Murphy announced that every third Friday in June will be a state and public holiday to "celebrate the end of the physical chains which once held Black Americans down."
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Published on September 11, 2020 -  00:33
Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Designating Juneteenth A State, Public Holiday
The legislation designates the third Friday in June as a state and public holiday.

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New Jersey

State in the northeastern United States
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African Americans

Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry
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"I think you see it in every city in America," Atlanta councilman Amir Farokhi said. "This is where the basis of segregated neighborhoods remains to this day."
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Governor Phil Murphy announced that every third Friday in June will be a state and public holiday to "celebrate the end of the physical chains which once held...
on September 12, 2020 • CBS News

Gov. Phil Murphy officially declared Juneteenth a state holiday during a live announcement on his Instagram account Thursday evening. Β 
on September 11, 2020 • USATODAY.com

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