For 155 years, the Black community has celebrated Juneteenth, a day that makes the end of slavery and the independence of countless of enslaved people that actually came two and half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Today we are celebrating the freedom, achievement, contributions and resilience of Black America.
Celebrating Juneteenth, the history behind the holiday.
The North Shore Juneteenth Association
For celebrating today:
Smithsonian National History of African American History and Culture
Museum of African American History Boston
We know anti-racist education needs to start as young as possible. Here are some great books to help for parents:
- A Child’s Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country – Jabari Asim, Writer
- Juneteenth for Mazie – Floyd Cooper
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom – Angela Johnson