Juneteenth recognizes the end of slavery in United States of America and marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, and announced that slavery was no more and that the Civil War had concluded.
In June 2020, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league would recognize Juneteenth as a holiday and the league's offices would be closed in observance.
On Sunday, teams from across the league have observed the day and its impact across social media.
In honor of #Juneteenth, Trent McDuffie & Justin Reid visited the @NLBMuseumKC with athletes from Lincoln College Prep to learn about the history of inclusion of the black community that was made possible through baseball & how sports further the pursuit of equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/pqGSq645jv— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) June 19, 2022