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June
2023
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13:00 PM
America/Chicago

Missouri Bar Center to close for Juneteenth 2023

If you need immediate assistance during the holiday, many Missouri Bar resources are available online at MoBar.org.

The Missouri Bar Center will be closed Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger marched into Galveston, Texas, and announced that the enslaved people of Texas were now free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed more than two years earlier, the reality was that it did not end slavery for all, rather it only announced freedom for slaves in states in rebellion i.e., the Confederacy. The end of slavery was not official until the adoption of the 13th Amendment in December of 1865. But, the following year, newly freed Black Americans in Texas organized community-wide celebrations on June 19, becoming known as Juneteenth. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.

If you need immediate assistance during the holiday, many Missouri Bar resources are available online at MoBar.org.