Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day the last enslaved African Americans in the U.S. became free. This holiday has been celebrated for 155 years by the Black community, although recent events have brought the true importance of this holiday to the forefront. Below please find resources to learn more about the significance of Juneteenth and how to participate in celebrations.
- What is Juneteenth day? What you need to know about a historic holiday
- In this video, the BBC speaks to Dr Greg Carr, professor of Afro-American studies at Howard University, and a number of Americans planning to celebrate.
- Juneteenth is a time of reckoning
- In this Harvard Gazette article, members of the community share memories, plans and hopes for the holiday.
- How to celebrate Juneteenth
- The Chicago Tribune shares celebrations happening online and throughout the city of Chicago.