Juneteenth is a federally recognised holiday, and Connecticut just declared it a state holiday, which will take effect in 2023.

Because Juneteenth — June 19 — falls on a weekend this year, the holiday will be honoured on Monday, June 20. However

ceremonies commemorating the occasion, which commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States, take place throughout

the month of June. The following is a list of Juneteenth events in Connecticut: Steven Harris, a Vietnam veteran and former

Hartford Fire Department captain, will provide the keynote lecture. A representative from Discovering Amistad, a group that

uses the 1839 Amistad Uprising to promote racial and social justice,  will also speak to the assembly. Abolitionists in Berlin, suspected

Underground Railroad sites, and the Berlin Historical Society's Wide Awake lantern project will also be discussed.

Blue Hills Fire Department, 1021 Blue Hills Ave., bluehillsfire.org. First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave. At 11 a.m., a march will leave

First Cathedral for the Blue Hills Fire Department. At the conclusion of the march, free hot dogs and hamburgers will

be provided.  Juneteenth was thrust into the national spotlight by the  Black Lives Matter movement, which built