On Thursday, President Biden signed into law a measure that makes June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans. On that day in 1865, Union soldiers led by Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in the coastal city of Galveston, Texas, to deliver General Order No. 3, officially ending slavery in the state.
DRi’s offices will be closed on June 18th in observance of Juneteenth. Read here for resources on how to strengthen your company’s culture by recognizing Juneteenth.