This Sunday, June 19 is Juneteenth, commemorating the day that enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, learned from Union soldiers that they were free, marking total freedom from slave trade across all states.
Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation, culture, and contributions of Black Americans in our country. Many local organizations are hosting events honoring the day across Washington. Just a few of those are:
Fuse will be observing Juneteenth as well by participating in many of these events, supporting Black-owned businesses in our community, and giving our staff the day off. As a result, our offices will be closed on Monday, June 20.