• Silhouette, profile of an African-American woman's head and shoulders. She's wearing a natural hairstyle with a yellow, red, black and green headband and heart-shaped earring. Beneath her it says "Juneteenth" in green decorative text and "Freedom Day" in red and yellow.
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    Happy Juneteenth!

    This year, for the third time, many American employees are enjoying a day off to commemorate Juneteenth – the day that slavery finally ended in the United States. Why for the third time? After all, Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas over 150 years ago – on June 19, 1865 (tragically, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued). Well, the 2020 social upheaval and rise of the Black Lives Matter movement following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more Black Americans spurred many cities, states and companies to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and in 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day…