One of our stellar 900lbs Digital Project Managers, Fee Gonzales, tells us what Juneteenth means to her.
“My thoughts on this glorious day.. what does Juneteenth mean to me?
On June 19th, 1865, over two years after President Lincoln declared all enslaved persons free, the union army troops marched to Galveston, Texas, to enforce the emancipation proclamation and free the last enslaved black Americans in Texas. Today is a new and grossly past due, Federal Holiday. I observe Juneteenth and acknowledge what we fought for –we still fight for it today, to protect all citizens. All Americans can celebrate what we have overcome and what I hope we never repeat. I celebrate today in solidarity with my African American community and all Americans to continue to stop racism in its tracks so we can all live free.”
900lbs strives to be a company that recognizes and celebrates action-backed diversity and inclusion, for all. This holiday is full of fervor for freedom and equality, and we collectively stand with Fee and the African American community at large, while empowering you — our staff, families, friends, and neighbors — to visit, invest, partake, spend time and celebrate black owned businesses and take part in sewing a better reality. A quick Google search will offer numerous black owned businesses in the metroplex to shop, dine and enjoy, though here are a few links to get you started.