City Of Lakewood Passes Resolution Celebrating Juneteenth

At their June 17th meeting, Lakewood City Council passed Resolution 2024-40 to honor Juneteenth National Independence Day and spread awareness of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to respect the significance of June 19, 1865, the date on which people still being enslaved in Galveston, Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier and finally gained their freedom. Members of the Madison Court Community Coalition, who recently held their fourth annual Juneteenth celebration received the Resolution as well as members of the city's Anti-Racism Task Force. The Resolution was introduced by Councilmember Tristan Rader and Council President Sarah Kepple.

President Sarah Kepple serves all residents as Lakewood City Councilmember at Large. Reach her at sarah.kepple@lakewoodoh.net or 216.200.5050. 

Sarah Kepple

President Sarah Kepple serves all residents as Lakewood City Councilmember at Large. Reach her at sarah.kepple@lakewoodoh.net or 216.200.5050. 

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Volume 20, Issue 13, Posted 8:59 PM, 07.02.2024