Celebrating black businesses and entrepreneurship nationwide on Juneteenth

Juneteenth at Box

Each year in June we have the opportunity to tell the story of a powerful event in American history: Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, also known as Black Independence Day, commemorates June 19th, 1865, when news of the official end of slavery in the United States finally reached Galveston, Texas - notably two and a half years after the formal instatement of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

This is a day of recognition and empowerment for the Black community and its allies. Because our theme for this quarter across our employee resource group (ERG) communities is the power of storytelling, our Boxers came together across the country to highlight and celebrate the success of the black business community! This year, we’ve chosen this focus specifically to highlight success in black economic achievement, and are excited to host amazing business leaders across our remote offices.

In San Francisco, we hosted Maggy Nyamumbo, founder of Kahawa 1983, and Halle Lewis, wine education specialist at the Brown Estate (pictured above).

In Austin, we hosted a Fireside Chat & Happy Hour with Hope Green, founder and owner of Emoji's Grilled Cheese food truck.

Juneteenth at Box

In New York, we hosted NY - Fireside Chat with  Jamila McGee, co-founder of Brooklyn Tea & Carlos Barksdale, founder of Luya.

Juneteenth at Box

Join us in celebrating these leaders and supporting their businesses, and thank you for being apart of our community!