"With his signature this week, the President officially made Juneteenth a federal holiday. As the President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, for me, June 19th has always represented a day of unity and celebration of freedom. My hope is that with this legislation, many more will begin to recognize its meaning, and with this knowledge, will come appreciation and understanding. I would like to thank our lawmakers for this bipartisan effort, your actions today will have a tremendous impact on future generations."
- Glenton Gilzean Jr.