Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday commemorating the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. These slaves found out they were free more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation! Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
To recognize Juneteenth, each of our offices will be closing at noon on Friday, June 19 so that our McGlinchey family can take time to pause and reflect on issues relating to racism and its impact on our country.
The firm assembled resources for all of our employees to learn about and reflect upon the effects of systemic racism. We also encouraged everyone in our firm to celebrate Juneteenth by volunteering their time and talents to organizations that are advancing and protecting the right to vote and helping activists arrested or charged for peaceful protests against police violence and other movements for social change.