Juneteenth is now recognized as a federal holiday in the United States thanks to the Joe Biden administration. While some of us are now learning about the significance of the holiday, people like Tina Knowles-Lawson have been celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans since birth.
Black voices on social media sounded off over the measure, which seemed purely performative at best especially since there's been little effort made to financially compensate the descendants of chattel slavery in the form of reparations.
Juneteenth isn't typically a part of the history lesson in school, so as we honor this joyous day of freedom, here's a look at 5 kids books about Juneteenth to get your little one acclimated...
Take a look at these 10 Black History documentaries you can watch for Juneteenth that each tell our stories as a race from many different perspectives.
Checkout these amazing shirts celebrating Juneteenth...
Black Americans have shared so much with the world.
Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, represents freedom in many ways.
"Griot & Activist- Educator, Dr. James Small explains the foundation of the Juneteenth holiday. Dr. Samall will talk about the holiday was celebrated & the move to make it an official holiday.
What was born out of emancipation in Texas has become a global celebration of Black freedom.
While gathering, organizing and/or protesting has historically the way folks would come together in celebration, with the current global pandemic it is suggested to pivot the plan. Here are some ways you can take action.