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City recognizes Juneteenth

The City of Carpinteria recognizes Juneteenth Independence Day on June 19 in honor of the day that enslaved Africans learned of their freedom in the Southwestern States in 1865. At its June 12 meeting, the Carpinteria City Council unanimously approved a proclamation in recognition of Juneteenth and encouraged all residents to use the time to learn about the legacy of Black peoples and their contributions, and to stand in an alliance to end racism, bigotry and hate. In honor of Juneteenth, Carpinteria City Hall will be closed on Monday, June 19.