House panel passes legislation recognizing Juneteenth that may die in Senate

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 15, 2020 4:53 PM CT | Published: June 15, 2020 4:52 PM CT

The House finance committee passed a bill Monday creating the observance of Juneteenth in Tennessee to recognize the freedom of the slaves in Texas 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. But it appears to be going nowhere in the Senate, like many other House measures.


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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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