Celebrate Juneteenth by Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
The annual Juneteenth celebration marks a day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they'd be free - two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Initially a uniquely Texan observance, Juneteenth has now been recognized in some form in every corner of the country.
This past fall, Governor Cuomo signed legislation making June 19th an official public holiday in New York. While the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, our newly formed BIPOC Network has put together a week-long effort to support Black-owned businesses in our community. Please see the linked flyer for details.