From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Kentucky

Juneteenth (June 19) is the celebration of the freedom of African American slaves. In Kentucky, Representative Reginald Meeks (D-Louisville) led the push to make Juneteenth a holiday in Kentucky. And though Juneteenth is declared a holiday in Kentucky, it is not yet celebrated statewide. For more see the Juneteeth video [#217] at "Connections with Renee Shaw," 07/07/2007, at KET (Kentucky Educational Television); and HB42.

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“Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Kentucky,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 20, 2019,

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