NOVATO, CA - MAY 22: The Target logo is posted in front of a Target store on May 22, 2013 in Novato, California. Target reported weaker than expected first quarter earnings with profits of $498 million, or 77 cents per share compared to $697 million, or $1.04 per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Minnesota-based company Target has moved to establish Juneteenth. The June 19th celebration of the emancipation of African-Americans from slavery will now be an official company holiday as more businesses continue to adjust their internal policies in the wake of widespread streets protests on racial equity.

Target has become the latest company to make Juneteenth a national paid holiday. Target distribution centers and stores will remain open and hourly workers will get the time and a half if they have to work on Juneteenth.

Target corporate offices will be closed. The closest target to Charlotte has located off Metropolitan Ave which will remain open.

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