Huntington designates Juneteenth as legal holiday
Huntington is among the first cities in the country to officially designate Juneteenth as a legal holiday.
The city made that announcement Wednesday evening after Huntington City Council unanimously adopted a resolution designating Juneteenth (June 19) as a legal holiday.
Mayor Steve Williams immediately signed the act into law.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when the last enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy were freed.