Today June 19 th marks a very important day in the history of our country – one that recognizes
equality of all Black Americans.
When Juneteenth was finally recognized by our country, it ultimately served as as the
acknowledgement that slavery in fact happened, and the people of the United States were
righting the wrong of history. Juneteenth brings light to the fact that Black Americans are
finally being recognized as human beings and not less than others – as demonstrated in this
country’s past. This date brings light to the moment of liberation. As a workforce, I encourage
all of you to celebrate the in the joy that all Black Americans feel on Juneteenth.
Juneteenth has been celebrated by Black Americans, since the late 1800s and is the annual
commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War. Today, I’m
proud to celebrate Juneteenth as a country and a workforce that values the sacrifice of the
Black American people and their fight for equality.