CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has issued a proclamation to observe Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery, in the Town of Carrboro on June 19.
“I encourage residents of Carrboro to learn about and celebrate this historic occasion, and to participate in the Juneteenth Celebration this weekend,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
On July 14, 2020, the Carrboro Town Council voted to recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for employees. The town holiday will be observed on Friday, June 18.
A coalition of local organizations, including the Town of Carrboro, invites the community to be a part of the first annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration on June 18-19; a schedule of virtual and in-person events can be found at chapelhillcarrborojuneteenth.com
Read the proclamation including the history of this celebration at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9231/2021-Juneteenth-Proclamation