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How Juneteenth Celebrations Highlight Freedom and Equality

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Along with Juneteenth picnics, parades and other celebrations, museums around the country are taking the opportunity to educate and inspire people about freedom and justice.

Altogether Kohler: Juneteenth Celebration

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Kohler Co.’s BLK Catalyst Business Resource Group kept the Juneteenth celebration going last week with events in Kohler, WI, and Hattiesburg, MS, including a DJ, Black Jeopardy, food from Black-owned businesses, and a panel discussion on the importance and impact of the holiday.

Whirlpool Corporation's Juneteenth Day of Impact

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Earlier this month, volunteers from both Whirlpool Corporation and the city of Benton Harbor, MI came together for our first #Juneteenth Day of Impact to revitalize Union Park in our local headquarters’ community.

“Because it was done in conjunction with the community, and with the city and with residents’ input, I think it’s been an amazing thing. It didn’t happen to them, it wasn’t done for them, it was done with them,” said Benton Harbor City Commissioner Sharon Henderson.

Advocating for a More Inclusive Future

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When McKenzie Kerry graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a leadership position in a financial services company was very much on her mind. A business management major, Kerry had long sought out extra opportunities and activities, such as DECA, a leadership prep group for high schoolers and college students.

“It was my thing in high school. I competed for three years and was president,” Kerry says. “I knew when I graduated, I wanted to find a leadership development program.”

Black Is Excellence Honors Unsung Local Hometown Heroes

Cincinnati Office of Human Relations, Fifth Third Bank Collaborate with Community Advocate to Celebrate Achievements of Local African Americans
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CINCINNATI, June 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ – In recognition of Juneteenth, the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Human Relations is collaborating with resident and community advocate Kai Stoudemire-Williams on the third annual citywide marketing campaign, Black is Excellence. The campaign celebrates the numerous contributions to the city of 15 of Cincinnati’s finest. The honorees will be featured on banners that will be on display downtown and in surrounding areas beginning mid-June through mid-July.

Juneteenth: Remembering the Past, Reimagining the Future

Bristol Myers Squibb encourages its workforce to pause, reflect and participate in a culture of inclusion in observance of Juneteenth
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On June 20, Bristol Myers Squibb has reserved the day to honor Juneteenth, to allow the workforce to pause, reflect and play a part in a culture of inclusion.

Ecocentricity Blog: Observing Juneteenth - Resources That Can Help Us Stay Engaged in Ending Racism

By: John A. Lanier
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In observance of Juneteenth, I offer a couple of resources that have enriched my understanding of racial history in America and in Georgia. It’s important that we keep actively educating ourselves and working to end racism in this country.

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In observance of Juneteenth, I offer a couple of resources that have enriched my understanding of racial history in America and in Georgia. It’s important that we keep actively educating ourselves and working to end racism in this country.

PSEG Celebrates Juneteenth

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June 19 marks Juneteenth, a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States and celebrating African American freedom and achievement.

At PSEG, we believe Juneteenth is as relevant today as it was when it was first celebrated in 1865, the day that Union Army Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation.

Celebrating Juneteenth and Continuing to Work in Solidarity for Racial Justice, Equality, and Equity

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June 19 -- also known as Juneteenth, or the nation’s second Independence Day -- commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, and therefore the nation, a full two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Because June 19 falls on a Sunday this year, the United States will observe its newest federal holiday on Monday, June 20.

The Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Houston's Emancipation Park Conservancy

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  • Grant will support conservancy’s goal to educate, inspire and increase public awareness by providing a forum for interaction with national leaders
  • Grant announced at EPC’s annual Juneteenth celebration event, attended by Chairman & CEO Lorenzo Simonelli and Baker Hughes employees
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  • Grant will support conservancy’s goal to educate, inspire and increase public awareness by providing a forum for interaction with national leaders
  • Grant announced at EPC’s annual Juneteenth celebration event, attended by Chairman & CEO Lorenzo Simonelli and Baker Hughes employees

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