Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced June 19 as an annual holiday for company employees in the United States, he wrote about this on his Twitter.
“Twitter and Square have announced June 19 as a holiday in the United States forever and ever. Day of honor, education and unity. Countries and regions of the world celebrate their own days of liberation from slavery. We will work to make these dates festive in our company where it is present, ”said Dorsey.
On January 1, 1863, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) issued a proclamation on the release of slaves. Due to the resistance of the southern states, the document did not enter into force until the end of the Civil War in the USA (1861-1865). In December 1865, the 13th amendment to the American constitution was adopted, which effectively abolished slavery throughout the country.
On June 19, 1865, a proclamation of the liberation of slaves was announced in Texas, which was the last of the Confederation of Southern States where it happened. June 19 release day is celebrated annually in 47 of the 50 states of the country.