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Gov. Hogan issues proclamation recognizing Juneteenth in Maryland

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 16:39:10-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth in Maryland.

Hogan stated that this is to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit over the cruelty of slavery.

Hogan also said we are reminded of heroes like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, whose legacies are permanently enshrined in the history of the state.

He said we continue working to realize the vision that they and so many other freedom fighters had for Maryland and for the nation.