The Town of Mansfield adopted Juneteenth, June 19, as an official holiday in spring of 2021. The Mansfield Human Rights Commission was instrumental in advocating for this.
Read the Proclamation adopted by the Mansfield Town Council.
With the goal of educating the public about Juneteenth, The Human Rights Commission featured the artwork of a Mansfield Middle School student on its poster teaching about Juneteenth. The artwork was created as part of the Witness Stone Project. The HRC encouraged Mansfield residents to attend the placement of a Witness Stone for Titus, an enslaved man who lived in Mansfield in the 1700s, which coincided with Juneteenth.