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Every sports team and entertainment company recognizing Juneteenth

If your company has decided to recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday, you’re not alone. Here are all the companies across sports and entertainment celebrating.

Juneteenth has long been an unofficial American holiday, celebrated by many Black Americans across the U.S.

On June 19, 1865, a Union army general read federal orders in Galveston proclaiming all enslaved persons in Texas were free. Texas was the last state in the Confederacy with slavery, and so the emancipation of enslaved Texans marked the emancipation of the last remaining Black Americans. Juneteenth, which draws its calendar date from this event, is just one of many days of historical significance on the path to freedom, but it is the most widely celebrated.

While Juneteenth celebrations spread out of Texas long ago, an unprecedented number of companies are choosing to recognize the day as a paid holiday in 2020 in ongoing attempts to fight racism on every front.

Here are the companies in sports and entertainment who have announced Juneteenth as a paid holiday.

We will update this list as needed.

Sports teams and companies recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday


NFL (League Office)

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills

Denver Broncos

Cleveland Browns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

L.A. Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Kansas City Chiefs

Indianapolis Colts

Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles

Atlanta Falcons

New York Giants

Jacksonville Jaguars

Houston Texans

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Detroit Lions

Carolina Panthers

Las Vegas Raiders

Baltimore Ravens

Washington Redskins

New Orleans Saints

Minnesota Vikings

Cleveland Cavaliers

Sacramento Kings

Atlanta Hawks

Utah Jazz

New Orleans Pelicans

Miami Heat

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Stars

Sky Blue FC

Minnesota United FC

L.A. Dodgers

Entertainment companies recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday


Lifestyle companies recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday

Best Buy

General Motors


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