Happy Juneteenth! Check Out These Ways to Celebrate.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation and marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people be freed! This year in particular, the holiday provides a chance for reflection and growth following a difficult year.
Check out this list of Juneteenth celebrations happening throughout central Ohio during the holiday weekend: https://www.dispatch.com/story/entertainment/local/2021/06/15/things-do-juneteenth-columbus-ohio/7694295002/
Other ways to celebrate: https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2021/juneteenth-history-and-celebrations.html
Celebrate fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality, with this Juneteenth reading list: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/the-read-down/juneteenth