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Hawks Quindel S. C. will be closed this Friday in observation of Juneteenth Day. On June 19th, 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln made the executive decision to free enslaved Black people in America, Union soldiers finally went to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. We have made Juneteenth Day a paid holiday for our staff members, as 47 states including Wisconsin recognize it as such.

Our employees wanted to highlight three organizations that work with incarcerated and transgender Black people in our communities: Free the 350, Brave Space Alliance, and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. We have a long way to go before Black people will have the same opportunities as white people in America, and that is why we are committed to growing and learning. It’s a movement, not a moment.