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Pharrell speaks during the announcement of the paid public holiday, and the end of slavery

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Pharrell speaks during the announcement of the paid public holiday, and the end of slavery

17 June, 2020 06:17 pm
17-06-20 06:17 pm
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Pharrell Williams has still not been returned, along with Ralph Northam, governor of the U.s. state of Virginia, held a press conference in which they announced that Juneteenth is a paid holiday for public employees in the state. On the 19th of June, to celebrate two years since the official end of slavery in the United States of america the enslaved the people of the state of Texas, on the 19th of June, 1865, when the last in the country were the same.

“This is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of Juneteenth, actually, to embrace it, and treat it as a celebration of the freedom of the black people to make a living,” said the musician and music producer, who grew up in the Virginia Beach area. Williams has, in the past, strongly advocated for the recognition of Juneteenth, and produced in 2018, a musical about the day.

Williams is asking companies to Virginia, for example, the government of Virginia to follow suit. Twitter, Nike, and the American Footballbond the NFL announced at the beginning of June to make Juneteenth a paid holiday for their staff. Juneteenth is not a federal holiday, and is therefore not automatically applicable in all member states of the United States of america.