Juneteenth Observed by Companies; Statues Targeted: Protest Wrap
Juneteenth carries some extra weight this year. The annual holiday, celebrated on June 19, marks the day in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with Union troops and the news that the state’s enslaved people had been declared free by federal orders. Though communities have celebrated it for more than a…
On June 19, 1865, a Union solider came to Galveston, Texas, to inform the community that President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier had freed slaves.
The Emancipation Proclamation ended American slavery in 1863, but the state of Texas didn’t free slaves until June 19, 1865 – Juneteenth!
Juneteenth—also known as Freedom Day—falls on June 19 to commemorate the end of legal slavery in the United States.
More and more companies are offering employees a paid day off Juneteenth. Will it last?
The NFL will recognize Juneteenth — the effective end of outright slavery in the United States — as a league holiday.”>