Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
Learn More About Juneteenth History
Britannica.com Video:– The history of the Juneteenth holiday,
a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States
Ways to Celebrate
TALK: ON JUNETEENTH by Annette Gordon-Reed – In celebration of the month of JUNETEENTH, an exclusive recorded interview with author Annette Gordon-Reed will be shown. Gordon-Reed is the author of the critically acclaimed new bestseller,
Online, June 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 – Register HERE
LISTEN: A rendition of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing“
from The National Museum of African American History and Culture
MAKE: A Flag
READ: Official Juneteenth Poem
Official Juneteenth Poem
From Africa’s heart, we rose
Already a people, our faces ebon, our bodies lean,
Skills of art, life, beauty and family
Survive we must, we did,
We rose to be you, we rose to be me,
To become the knowledge we never knew,
Dream, we did
We Rose © 1996, Juneteenth.com
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DIY Juneteenth Storytime
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New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2021 Juneteenth Imagine Liberation
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s 2021 Virtual Juneteenth Celebration!
Five Boro Bike Club – Celebrating Juneteenth in NEW HAVEN!
Bridgeport Juneteenth Celebration 2021 – Freedom Day