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Recognizing Juneteenth 2024

June 19, 2024

Celebrating Juneteenth

Today, we honor June 19th, known as Juneteenth. On this day in 1865, more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, Texas celebrated the news of their freedom. This day is also known by other names, such as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, and Emancipation Day.

→ Learn more about the significance of Juneteenth by visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s dedicated webpage.

Displays & Recommended Reading

Come to the library and peruse our displays for all ages about Juneteenth. We have also curated a list of books below about the holiday, along with other stories that honor black community, stories, and joy. Click on any title to connect with our catalog and place a hold!

 

Online Resources

Hoopla: Commemorate Juneteenth 2024 with a diverse range of books, comics, movies, and music that honor this significant holiday.

Kanopy: Today, we celebrate freedom, resilience, and the rich heritage of Black culture. As we commemorate this historic day, Kanopy invites you to explore our curated collection of films that honor that inspire, educate, and empower. All you need is your library card!

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