Citywide: On June 19, the City celebrated its first official Juneteenth holiday. (The holiday was observed on Monday, June 20, this year.) Juneteenth as an official holiday in LA was signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti June 6. (It was designated an official federal holiday last year.)
Juneteenth honors the day in 1865 when then-enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Tex. were emancipated. Subtitled Freedom Day, the holiday symbolizes freedom from enslavement and the end of being less than full citizens.
The Club joined the City to commemorate this important holiday and closed its headquarters and Club Store on the observed day, Monday, June 20. The Club expects to honor this holiday in upcoming years.
May freedom ring for all