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Honoring Juneteenth Now and Always

06.18.2021 — Ashley

Tomorrow, June 19th, we honor and celebrate Juneteenth, and while it was long overdue, Juneteenth is finally being recognized as a federal holiday in the US.

What is Juneteenth?

June 19th marks the day that enslaved Black Americans were officially freed. This was months after the Confederate army’s surrender and years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

We now recognized the monumental day as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day, Second Independence Day, and Emancipation Day.

While 47 states recognized it as a state holiday, it’s now an official federal holiday in the US.

Many companies began to honor Juneteenth as a holiday last year among the civil unrest we experienced in 2020, and this year it’s getting even more well-deserved recognition. The main purpose is so encourage people to take the day to educate themselves on the historic day.

How you can honor Juneteenth

  • Listen, learn, and take the time to learn the real history behind Juneteenth.
  • Support black-owned businesses.
  • Donate to organizations, such as Black Lives Matter.
  • Spread the word and share educational resources.
  • Find a Juneteenth event in your neighborhood and attend.

 

Ashley