Montpelier, VT – This morning, Lt. Governor Molly Gray released the following statement in recognition of Juneteenth:
“Today marks Juneteenth, an important day commemorating the signing of a paper order ending enslavement for African Americans in 1865.
A century and a half later, we continue to witness systemic racism, bigotry and hate threatening the life and liberty of Black Americans.
Today, I invite Vermonters to join me and communities across the state in a moment of meaningful reflection, recognition and commemoration of this day and the critical work that remains in delivering true freedom, equality and justice.”