Juneteenth is an opportunity for Americans to celebrate the end of slavery and remember the history of African American suffering, perseverance, and triumph. Juneteenth is also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day.
Juneteenth recognizes the importance of freedom and equality. It was first celebrated on June 19, 1865—two years after the Emancipation Proclamation—when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news of freedom.
It celebrates African American freedom and achievement; it encourages continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.
On this day each year we remember those who fought for their freedom during the Civil War era; we celebrate those who have followed in their footsteps to make this world a better place for all people regardless of race or creed; we acknowledge that there is still much to be done before equality can truly be achieved but understand that every step toward progress makes us stronger as individuals working toward something larger than ourselves
Juneteenth is an opportunity to educate all Americans on the true history of racial violence.
Juneteenth is a day of pride, strength, and perseverance. It’s a day to acknowledge the struggles of our past but also recognize the enormous achievements of African Americans across the country. It reminds us that we have come a long way as a people and that we still have much more work to do together to achieve true equality.
As an American citizen, I am charged with remembering this history because it is my responsibility as a member of this country to understand its roots and how they continue to impact people today. The history of racial violence in America must be remembered so we can learn from it and prevent future atrocities from happening again.
We must also remember that there are still many people who suffer under oppression today. Remembering this will help us stay focused on how far we have already come and keep us from giving up or becoming complacent as we work towards equality for all people.
Reflecting on history helps us understand where we are now in relation to where we want to be in the future and what steps need to be taken next for us to get there. We should take note of any obstacles holding us back from achieving true freedom for all people—this includes not just physical obstacles but also mental ones like ignorance and hatefulness towards other races/genders/sexual orientations.
At Marketsmith, we work every day at ensuring an open and welcoming environment for all employees. The Diversity Equity Inclusion Intersectionality Committee (DEII) fosters an open dialogue within the company to help create ways to continue to elevate leaders, create more internships, and diversify our team.