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Jack Dorcey, CEO of Twitter, Square announced employees will get another holiday: Juneteenth

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 14:50:13-04

Workers at Twitter and Square are getting a new holiday. The CEO of both companies, Jack Dorsey announced they will be adding Juneteenth as a company holiday.

June 19 is the day that commemorates the freeing of slaves in Texas in 1865.

The decision comes as Black Lives Matter protests take place across the country, sparked by the death of George Floyd last month.

Dorsey called Juneteenth "a day of celebration, education and connection."