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What is Juneteenth?

Posted 06/14/21 by Talena R

Are you wondering, “What is Juneteenth?” Juneteenth is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings that recognize the 19th of June as the day of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas. It is also a time for reflection, rejoicing, assessment, self-improvement, and planning the future. Before heading out to a Juneteenth celebration event near you, please be sure to call or stop by any Library location where there are plenty of books, eBooks, and movies about Juneteenth available to get you started.

Cover of Juneteenth for Mazie

Juneteenth for Mazie

Cover of Juneteenth: Jubilee for Freedom

Juneteenth: Jubilee for Freedom

Cover of All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Cover of Envisioning emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Envisioning emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Cover of Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

Cover of Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Cover of Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate Freedom from Slavery

Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate Freedom from Slavery

Cover of Juneteenth: A Novel

Juneteenth: A Novel

Cover of Juneteenth: Celebrating the End of Slavery

Juneteenth: Celebrating the End of Slavery

Cover of Juneteenth Jamboree

Juneteenth Jamboree

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Cover of Let's Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth

Let's Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth

Cover of On Juneteenth

On Juneteenth

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