SECTION 1. Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2018 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 15IIIIII, the following section:-
Section 15JJJJJJ. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart July 8th as Massachusetts Emancipation Day a.k.a. Quock Walker Day, in recognition of July 8, 1783, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the constitution of the commonwealth’s declaration of rights rendered slavery unconstitutional, as well as the significant contributions made by Quock Walker to abolish slavery in the commonwealth, and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.
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