Today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. This is the oldest nationally celebrated holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States. June 19th, 1865 is the day that Union soldiers arrived in Texas spread the news that the Civil War had ended and the people who were enslaved were free.
The celebration of Juneteenth over history is mixed with joy and pain as Black lives are STILL fighting for the full freedom they were promised over 150 years ago. So today we are celebrating and pushing for changes in our laws, our mindsets, and our understanding of history in order to truly have “liberty and justice for all.”
As a company, we're celebrating this day by continuing to amplify Black voices. Specifically, we'd like to highlight the fundraiser led by community member Victoria Halsell, to benefit the Equal Justice Initiative. If you can join us in donating to this cause, it would be a fantastic way to show your support on this Juneteenth. Link here to learn more and donate: