It’s “Officially” Juneteenth!
Posted on June 1, 2022
One of the brightest spots I can remember, for me personally and for our country in the past two years, is June 17, 2021, when Juneteenth was officially made an American holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of enslavement in America, and specifically the strength and perseverance of our enslaved ancestors. Juneteenth marks when the last group of slaves, in Texas, were notified of their emancipation. It is important to remember that Juneteenth isn’t just Black History, but it is American History and should be celebrated as such. Below is a list of books to continue to learn about our newest national holiday, Juneteenth, for children, and adults. Be sure to checkout the Library’s events in celebration of Juneteenth.
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