Juneteenth this year is being used in many communities to remember the nine people murdered in Charleston yesterday (of course, we can also remember them every year).

Here are a few resources on the day, and please feel free to share additional ones:

Juneteenth celebration resonates in wake of Charleston, S.C., tragedy is from USA Today.

The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’t is from Slate.

Juneteenth Is for Everyone appeared in The New York Times.

What Happened After the First Juneteenth is from TIME.

What Is Juneteenth? is by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The U.S. Department of State has a good interactive.

Why All Americans Should Celebrate Juneteenth is from TIME.

These Photos Show Why You Should Celebrate Juneteenth is from The Huffington Post.

By the Numbers: Juneteenth is from CNN.

Juneteenth: Explaining an Unsung Holiday is from Ebony.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom (PBS Documentary) from FAST CUT FILMS on Vimeo.


Teaching Juneteenth is from Teaching Tolerance.

Activists Are Pushing to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday. Here’s the History Behind Their Fight is from TIME.

Why Juneteenth Matters is from The NY Times.

Five myths about Juneteenth is from The Washington Post.

Usher: Why it’s so important that Juneteenth become a national holiday is from The Washington Post.

Original ‘Juneteenth’ order found in the National Archives is from The Washington Post.

Juneteenth celebrates ‘a moment of indescribable joy’: Slavery’s end in Texas is from The Washington Post.

Juneteenth Is a Celebration of Progress—and a Warning is from Slate.

On Juneteenth, Remembering How Even “Sympathetic” Northerners Made Emancipation a Painful Process is from Slate.

The Juneteenth flag is full of symbols. Here’s what they mean is from CNN.

The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth is from Google.