PHOTO RELEASE: Gottheimer Honors Juneteenth in Hackensack

Jun 20, 2021

Commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans | Bipartisan legislation creates new federal holiday

HACKENSACK, NJ — Today, June 19, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer honored Juneteenth in Hackensack, after voting to pass the bipartisan Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the House earlier this week. Following the President signing bipartisan legislation into law, Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday in thirty-eight years — to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in 1865, celebrate freedom, and honor the contributions of the Black community to our nation.

Below: Gottheimer honors Juneteenth in Hackensack with members of the North Jersey community.



Below: Gottheimer with Bergen County Community College Trustee Gerard Carroll (left).


Below: Gottheimer with Hackensack Deputy Mayor David Sims (middle) and Mayor John Labrosse (right).


Below: Gottheimer meets with members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department.




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