Madison (Submitted to OnFocus) — Today, June 18th, at 9:30 a.m., the Juneteenth flag will be raised over the Wisconsin State Capitol for the second year in a row in celebration of Juneteenth.
“As we recognize the trials Black Americans have overcome and celebrate the resilience, vibrancy, and countless contributions of Black Wisconsinites across our state, we know our work toward equity and justice in this state is far from finished,” said Gov. Evers. “Wisconsin faces some of the most disparate outcomes for Black Wisconsinites, from inequities in housing and healthcare to education and childcare, to the justice system and economic opportunity. We’ve had moments this past year where we’ve made steps toward progress, but we are reminded today this work is urgent. We must continue our work to create the state and the future we want for each other and for our kids.”
In 2020, the Juneteenth flag was flown over the Wisconsin State Capitol for the first time in state history. The Juneteenth flag will temporarily replace the Rainbow Pride flag over the weekend in celebration of Juneteenth, but will not disrupt other flags that regularly fly over the State Capitol building.
The U.S. flag and Wisconsin state flag will continue flying on the east wing flagpole above the Juneteenth flag. The POW-MIA flag will continue flying on the north wing flagpole as it does every day.
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