Twitter and Square last week designated June 19 as the official holiday of “forever” in the United States,media reported. Several other big tech companies, including TikTok, Spotify, Lyft, Adobe, Indiegogo and Postmates, have joined the ranks, and the festival is understood to mark the end of slavery in the United States.
“This is a day of celebration, education and communication,” Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey wrote in a Twitter post on June 9. Countries and regions around the world have their own emancipation days, and we will strive to make these days a corporate holiday where we go. “
On June 19, 1865, Texas read out the Emancipation Declaration on June 19, declaring the freedom of all enslaved African-Americans in the United States.
A representative for Spotify said Tuesday that the company will use June as a corporate holiday for U.S. employees to support the black community and give the day the recognition it deserves. Adobe said in a June 10 blog post that employees will take a day off to focus on reflection and advocacy.
Google Calendar is also reportedto be the official holiday of the United States on Liberation Day in June.
Thousands of people in the United States and around the world took to the streets on May 25 tha in police custody to protest, denounce racial discrimination and police senseless violence.
Many technology companies, including Apple and Google, have pledged millions of dollars to help social justice, civil rights groups and the black community. Earlier this month, Dorsey pledged $3 million to Know Rights Camp, a former NFL player and civil rights activist, which is believed to be aimed at educating, empowering and mobilizing the next generation of change leaders.