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Twitter will make Juneteenth a company party — George Floyd

Twitter will make Juneteenth a company party — George Floyd”

"Both Twitter and Square are making #Juneteenth (June 19th) a company holiday in the USA, forevermore", Dorsey said in a tweet.

The head of Twitter and Square has said that both firms will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday in the United States.

Jack Dorsey also said Twitter was working to identify which days it made the most sense to recognize the end of slavery in other countries.

Mr Dorsey designed the announcement in a sequence of tweets, indicating it would be a "working day for celebration, schooling, and relationship".

Nearly every major company has released a statement in the wake of the George Floyd protests in support of Black Lives Matter.

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Texas, as the most remote former slave state, was the last to receive the historic news, more two-and-a-half years after The Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863.

Very last week Mr Dorsey tweeted that he was earning a $3m (£2.4m) donation to previous National Football League participant Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Legal rights Camp to "progress the liberation and effectively-remaining" of minority communities.

The George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests nationwide have sparked corporations to make statements and take action.

Google main Sunday Pichai past week introduced that the research large was donating $12 million to will cause advertising and marketing racial equality, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg beforehand fully commited $10 million "to teams doing work on racial justice".



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