It’s heartening that Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day) is now a Federal Holiday, and to feel the energy around a historic moment previously only recognized by those in the minority.
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of the last enslaved Black Americans. On June 19, 1865, about 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. To learn even more about Juneteenth, visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture website: https://nmaahc.si.edu/juneteenth
We’re approaching Juneteenth as another way to help enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Brkthru. In celebration of #Juneteenth, Brkthru will observe Monday, June 20th as an official holiday to allow our team to celebrate, reflect, and enjoy this time with family and friends.