Wishing You a Happy and Free Juneteenth from Black-Owned Association

What does Juneteenth mean for the black-owned business community?

By now you know what Juneteenth is. If you don’t know what it is, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1864. It is a day of remembrance of the African American culture, specifically Emancipation Day or Freedom Day when the people in Galveston, Texas were two years late getting the news that they were free after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (one year after the Senate passed the 13th Amendment).

 

Last year, Juneteenth became a federal holiday. It is the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983 almost 38 years ago. Now that we are at the one-year anniversary of the Juneteenth commemorations, it’s a good time to reflect on the status of this new federal holiday.

What is your vision for Juneteenth?

Has your perspective on Juneteenth changed since it became a federal holiday last year?

 

Will you be celebrating Juneteenth this year? If so, how will you celebrate? If not, why?

 

How do you feel about many people of all different races being off for the freedom Juneteenth holiday, yet many black-owned small business owners will be working out of necessity on Juneteenth? 

 

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