More companies, states observe Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when the last slaves were freed

Multiple companies have announced that they will either honor or recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for their employees this year, as a sign of support for the Black community. Celebrated on June 19, it marks the day in 1865 that Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed slaves there the Civil War had ended and slavery was abolished. To honor the holiday, some companies are giving employees a paid day off.
Fri, Jun 19 202011:12 AM EDT