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Statement from Committee of 100 on the Celebration of Juneteenth

19th June 2024

New York, NY (June 19, 2024) — Committee of 100, a non-profit membership organization of prominent Chinese Americans, today issued the following statement on the celebration of Juneteenth. The federal holiday represents the events of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger was deployed to Galveston, Texas to inform the community that the Civil War had ended, and that slavery had been abolished after nearly 250 years.  

“As we commemorate Juneteenth, Committee of 100 stands in solidarity with the Black community, recognizing this significant day in American history. Juneteenth marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and acknowledges the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. This day serves as a poignant reminder of our shared histories and collective responsibility to combat racism and injustice. On this Juneteenth, we honor the resilience and contributions of the Black community and reaffirm our commitment to standing together in the fight against all forms of hate and oppression.”

About Committee of 100

Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as the preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit and follow on LinkedIn, X/Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  

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