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File #: 220220    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2022 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/21/2022
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution designating Juneteenth Day as an annual official City event, authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of contributions and adding the event to the GiveMKE platform.
Sponsors: COMMON COUNCIL
Indexes: FESTIVALS, PHILANTHROPY
Attachments: 1. Support - Northcott Neighborhood House (Revised)
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/24/20221 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/20221 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: File to reflect unanimous Council members sponsorship.
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6/8/20221 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20221 COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Akuwa Dantzler, 6th Ald. Dist. Ms. Dantzler appearing on behalf of Ald. Milele Coggs. Cosponsorship to also reflect Ald. Hamilton, Lewis, Dodd, and Zamarripa.
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6/1/20220 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
220220
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
200272
Sponsor
COMMON COUNCIl
Title
Substitute resolution designating Juneteenth Day as an annual official City event, authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of contributions and adding the event to the GiveMKE platform.
Analysis
This resolution designates Juneteenth Day as an annual official City event in the city of Milwaukee. The resolution also authorizes the City Clerk’s Office to accept and expend donations for its support up to $100,000 and to establish accounts for that purpose. Finally, the resolution adds Juneteenth Day to the GiveMKE online donation platform.
Body
Whereas, Juneteenth Day is the oldest recognized celebration observing the freedom of African-Americans from the bonds of slavery in the United States, and is a historic milestone in the fight for civil rights; and

Whereas, The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, but it had minimal immediate effect on the majority of enslaved people who remained in captivity and oppression by slave owners; and

Whereas, On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Confederate-controlled Texas to take possession of the state and to enforce the emancipation of enslaved people throughout the state; and

Whereas, This date marks the moment when the last of those enslaved within the United States were freed; and

Whereas, As time passed, the date June 19th became colloquially referred to as “Juneteenth Day” and is a celebration of freedom from slavery within the United States; and

Whereas, 46 states, including Wisconsin, officially recognize Juneteenth Day; and

Whereas, It would be fitting to establish the day the federal government emancipated the last known enslaved individuals in the United States as an annual official City event; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that Juneteenth Day shall be recogni...

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