Juneteenth is marked as state holiday in Alabama this year

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov.  

Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking 

the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama. 

Ivey issued a memo earlier this month authorizing the day as a holiday for state workers.  

State offices will be closed on June 20 for the holiday 

State offices will be closed on June 20 for the holiday 

Juneteenth, or June 19, falls on a Sunday this year, 

Juneteenth, or June 19, falls on a Sunday this year,