Juneteenth

Juneteenth 2020, Queens NYC

Juneteenth 2020, Queens NY

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Juneteenth

Location3 closed on Friday, June 19, to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were told of the Emancipation Proclamation (over 2 years after its issuance). Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States.

As an organization, we have felt a deep call to listen, learn and understand the role that systemic oppression has played in our history, and we are proud to stand alongside so many organizations in recognizing and celebrating this crucial event in our history. This is only a beginning step for Location3, and we recognize how much further we can grow as an organization and country to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Learn more about Juneteenth by reading Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr’s article, “What is Juneteenth?

Read and watch how Juneteenth was observed this year: “Observing Juneteenth in 2020.”