Gov. Phil Murphy Declares Juneteenth A Public Holiday In New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced on Thursday evening that Juneteenth would officially be recognized as a state and public holiday.

In an announcement streamed live to Instagram, Murphy signed the bill into law following a conversation about race and social justice with singer and New Jersey native SZA. 

“Commemorating this date is just one component of our collective approach to end a generational cycle of pain and injustice that has gone on for far too long,” Murphy said in a

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