June 19 marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 African Americans in Galveston, Texas were told by Union soldiers that they had been emancipated. Though the Emancipation Proclamation had established that on January 1, 1863, the information was withheld by white enslavers. The celebration of the holiday has expanded from regional to national observance. Links to some sources of information and celebrations are listed below. How are you observing Juneteenth? Add in the comment section below.
6 Black museums join forces to commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. Click here to access.
National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Juneteenth Virtual Opening of the Harriet Tubman Museum
3pm ET via Facebook Live and YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6z62EZrjJ-1R2vpficQ-A
Marking Juneteenth: The Ongoing Quest for Freedom in New Jersey
4 PM – 5 PM bit.ly/NJISJJuneteenth or FB Live @NJISJ
Freedom is in the Claiming. New York Times collection of essays, photos, and things to do to celebrate Juneteenth. Click here to access.