Juneteenth Is Now an Official US Company Holiday at Twitter and Square – nitronet


Juneteenth (June 19) is now an official company holiday in the U.S. at Twitter and Square, the two companies run by Jack Dorsey.

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The holiday—also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Cel-Liberation Day—marks the day in 1865 when the Emancipation Proclamation was read to enslaved African Americans in Texas, the last ones to be freed.

Dorsey shared the news in a tweet, saying in a follow-up tweet, “Countries and regions around the world have their own days to celebrate emancipation, and we will do the work to make those dates company holidays everywhere we are present.”

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