Commemorating Juneteenth

By Hoge Fenton | 06.19.2024 | Firm Post

In observation of Juneteenth, all of Hoge Fenton’s Silicon Valley, Tri-Valley, and Peninsula offices will be closed on June 19, 2024.

By commemorating Juneteenth, we demonstrate our dedication to promoting justice, fairness, and diversity within our ranks and throughout the legal community.

Juneteenth, commonly known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order No. 3, which declared liberation for all enslaved people in the state. This momentous declaration came two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Declaration. Juneteenth commemorates the belated realization of freedom for enslaved people and serves as a reminder of the ongoing battle for equality and justice.

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