Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is known in African American communities as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or Jubilee Day.
Juneteenth has always been an important day for African Americans and it took even greater significance in 2020 when millions of people across the world protested the murders of George Flyod, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and rallied as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In solidarity with the Black community, organizations and businesses across the United States are seeking to identify ways in which they can commemorate Juneteenth. If your organization is one of them, we encourage you to visit Diversity Best Practices to view a list of suggestions. To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, please consider visiting Juneteenth.com.