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Cook County Offices closed on Monday, June 20, 2022
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Cook County Offices closed on Monday, June 20, 2022

celebrated Juneteenth as Emancipation Day

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~   June 6, 2022 (LSNews)   On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas finally received word that they were free from bondage. It had taken Union forces until that day to reach Texas in sufficient numbers to announce and enforce the federal order that ended slavery.

Cook County Offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth.

Since that time, many Americans have observed and celebrated Juneteenth as Emancipation Day, a day of freedom. As stated when signed into federal law as our eleventh and newest federal holiday back in 2021, Black Americans came to commemorate the day with celebrations across the country, building new lives and new traditions … and Juneteenth is a day that should be recognized by all Americans.

When Juneteenth was made an official federal holiday, it took on a posture such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July. Like other federal holidays, banks, schools, and government organizations such as post offices are expected to be closed. This year, Cook County begins to recognize this federal holiday, so our offices and buildings will be closed, in recognition of Juneteenth.

It is a day to educate yourself and reflect. While slavery ended in 1865, racism persists within some individuals and institutions. Use June 19 as a day to reflect on critical issues that perpetuate discrimination here and around the world.

#LSN_CookCounty  #LSN_MNNews 

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~  June 25, 2022 (LSNews)  The Friends of Chippewa Park today announced the details of Family Fest 101, their August long weekend celebration to mark the hundredth anniversary plus one of the park. The event will feature more than 55 musical performers, refreshments, amusement rides, water and beach activities, special fun for the kids, games, and theatre performances.

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  July 31, 2022 (LSNews)  Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple is pleased to announce that News from the Giant, as previously seen on Dougall Media in May 2022 following the TBT Newshour, will be screened on Wednesday, August 10th at 2:00 pm at the Boshcoff Summer Stage of Magnus Theatre. A discussion period will follow so that audience members can share stories and ask questions about the footage. For those that missed the opportunity to watch all eight vignettes on television or for anyone that would like to watch again, they can do so live in an outdoor setting! We will also be showing some additional footage, including a look at some of our colourized footage! 

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