Atlanta-based independent creative and media agency Fitzco began observing Juneteenth as a company holiday in 2020, “and it will be treated as such going forward,” said CEO Dave Fitzgerald.

“If the day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it will be treated like July 4 in that the previous Friday or the following Monday will be the day it is observed,” he said in an email.

…there is simply awards show fatigue. There are at least 18 televised ceremonies each year, including the MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Tony Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.

In addition to the day off, Fitzco sent every employee a copy of the recently published On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed to promote education about the day’s significance.

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