How to celebrate Juneteenth 2022 in Philly, from events to company recognition
Sarah Huffman & Julie Zeglen
This Sunday, June 19, is Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The date marks the day in 1865 enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were finally told of their freedom, more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
A recent example of corporate monetary commitment for the holiday is that of Wells Fargo, which donated $250,000 to The Enterprise Center to spruce up the 52nd Street ahead of Sunday’s Juneteenth parade. The money will be used for new signage, gates, doors, power washing, graffiti removal and sidewalk repairs along the commercial corridor. This grant is a continuation of the bank’s “HOPE, USA” initiative, which pledged more than $1 million in support for the 52nd Street corridor ahead of the 2021 holiday shopping season. The Enterprise Center and Wells Fargo will also be onsite at the parade and festival providing resources to small business owners.