SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that his office raised the Juneteenth flag this weekend – Saturday, June 19 at sunrise, 5:32 a.m. – in accordance with Governor JB Pritzker’s proclamation to have the flag flown over the Illinois State Capitol building.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

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The Juneteenth flag will remain flying over the building throughout the weekend.

“This is a significant moment in our country and state’s history,” said Secretary White. “I am proud to witness it and that my office had a role in this event.”

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