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Juneteenth

Date/Time: June 18, 2021 00:00 AM

In recognition of the Juneteenth National Independence Day, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) will be closed to observe this holiday, tomorrow, Friday, June 18.

 

Earlier today, June 17, U.S. President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing June 19 as “Juneteenth National Independence Day” effective immediately as a new, annual federal holiday. June 19 marks the date when the last remnants of slavery ended in the United States in 1865.  The date has been celebrated throughout the country for more than 150 years and President Biden’s action formalizes the date as the first new national holiday created since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established in 1983. 

 

As the new Juneteenth National Independence Day falls this year on Saturday, June 19,  LACCD will observe this holiday, tomorrow, Friday, June 18, 2021.