City Holiday: Juneteenth
- Date: 06/19/2020 (all day)
City government offices are closed today for Juneteenth observance. Business hours will resume on Monday, June 23.
“I urge the people of Wilmington to use Juneteenth as a day of reflection. If we’ve learned anything from the events of the past month or so, we have much soul-searching to do. We need to focus on how to correct the fact that we’ve made so little progress regarding true equality and respect for all people. On Juneteenth of 2021 we can have a genuine celebration that reflects the progress we will have made over the past year toward racial justice and other reforms that will end the disenfranchisement of much of our city’s population.” - Mayor Mike Purzycki
Visit the History Channel online at https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth to learn about history of Juneteenth.