Results for - Juneteenth

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Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States celebrating the emancipation of African Americans who had been enslaved. Originating in Galveston, Texas, in 1866, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States

1. Juneteenth became a recognized federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Do you agree with recognizing this as a federal holiday?

Yes
42%
913 votes
Yes but only to have another holiday
8%
179 votes
No
28%
626 votes
Not Applicable
22%
482 votes

2. On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. Did you know the history of June 19?

Yes
37%
815 votes
No
47%
1,044 votes
Not Applicable
16%
341 votes

3. Today, while some celebrations take place among families in backyards where food is an integral element, some cities, like Atlanta and Washington, hold larger events, like parades and festivals with residents, local businesses and more. Are there any Juneteenth celebrations in your area?

Yes
14%
316 votes
No
45%
986 votes
Undecided
17%
375 votes
Not Applicable
24%
523 votes

4. Do you have June 19 (or the equivalent work day) off from work?

Yes
8%
168 votes
No
35%
764 votes
Not Applicable
58%
1,268 votes
06/20/2021 Seasons 2260 109 By: Tellwut

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