Dodgers join the Juneteenth celebration along with other teams

Every June 19, the United States celebrates the ‘Juneteenth‘, which commemorates the date on which 1865 officially ended slaveryone of the darkest times in the neighboring country with the flag with the stars and stripes.

That said, a large number of major league sports franchises in the United States, such as the NBA, NFLand the Major League Baseball (MLB), have joined the celebration of the anniversary of the abolition of slavery.

One of the most followed teams in the world, Los Angeles Dodgerswhere the Mexican pitcher Julio Urías plays, joined this celebration, launching an emotional message on his social networks.

Today we celebrate ‘Juneteenth’ and see it as an opportunity to take stock of where we are in the fight for racial justice. On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned that they were finally freed from slavery 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation”, the statement read.

Other clubs joined

In the same way, other teams in the highest baseball league in the United States, such as the Houston Astros, dedicated time to even make donations for the African-American community.

Before this Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox, the Astros presented a check to the United African American University Fund (UNCF), with 50 percent of profits going directly to this fund.

Marches throughout the United States could be seen for the celebration of this day. Photo: AFP

On the other hand, Oakland Athletics also recognized the celebration of this day, and will donate $5 for each ticket purchased at, benefiting the African American Cultural Zone, a nonprofit organization that helps preserve African American Culture in East Oakland.

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These are some examples of the commitment of the MLB and all its teams with the African-American community, to continue expanding non-discrimination, equal rights, and to increasingly end hate crimes and race.

I currently work as a web writer, specialized in NBA and NFL for Empresa EL DEBATE. I worked for 4 years and 5 months in the Sports section of the Printed Newspaper in Culiacán, covering various disciplines, being assigned to the source of Caballeros de Culiacán of CIBACOPA. I had the opportunity to cover the Barrios Basketball Tournament of EL DEBATE for 3 years, one in Mazatlán, 2 in Culiacán, as well as the National War Bands in Los Mochis. In the same way, I was present at various openings and closings of sporting events of the Company. My passion is basketball, so I am constantly researching burst sports, especially the NBA, and have created special works on relevant topics. I covered the Culiacán International Marathon twice, one of the most important events at the local and state level. I am an avid reader, who likes to constantly improve myself, both personally and professionally. I successfully attended the Digital Sports Journalism Workshop at the University of Guadalajara sponsored by EL DEBATE.

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