The Red Bulls announced Friday that its employees, staff and players will pause business operations for the day – Juneteenth – to reflect on recent events in the country “that have shed light on systemic racism and inequality.”

“This time will be used to continue to educate ourselves so we can expand our efforts, including future Juneteenth initiatives,” a statement on a press release said.

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were free. President Lincoln had freed the slaves in his Emancipation Proclamation two years prior.