Twitter Inc. and Square Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said the companies will honor Juneteenth as a holiday in the U.S., as American corporations grapple with ways to show support for black employees and celebrate racial diversity.

Juneteenth, which is celebrated annually on June 19, is a day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Its roots trace back to 1865, when Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Texas and spread news that the Civil War had ended and slavery along with it. Though President Abraham…

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