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.
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.
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.
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) June 19, 2017
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 19, 2019
Happy Juneteenth! This day is extremely important to our country’s history, but not a ton of people know what it is. Here’s an explainer courtesy of @blackishabc and @theroots. pic.twitter.com/1FXKyWsB7M
— Michael Sykes, II (@MikeDSykes) June 19, 2019
Teaching Juneteenth is from Teaching Tolerance.
Here’s a guide to what you should know about Juneteenth https://t.co/J1vFmCkvWt
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 13, 2020
“Juneteenth is a reminder that our freedom was fought for and not just handed over to us,” says @briannaNHolt. “It’s the blueprint for the hundreds of movements that followed to further guarantee that freedom was achieved.” https://t.co/pU3Aq4zMjt
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) June 17, 2020
— UC Berkeley (@UCBerkeley) June 17, 2020
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.
I wrote a piece. Happy Juneteenth, y’all!
— Annette Gordon-Reed (@agordonreed) June 19, 2020
Juneteenth Is a Celebration of Progress—and a Warning is from Slate.
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth is from Google.
We have 14 photographers around the country covering Juneteenth celebrations. Stay tuned as we update all day with photos. Things are just getting started. https://t.co/1a1qiOe9Xb
— Morrigan McCarthy (@MorriganMcC) June 19, 2020
Thousands of supporters of Black Lives Matter joined the families of black Americans killed by the police to campaign for justice on Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery https://t.co/yHKzEZhvdN pic.twitter.com/l4fLWuh1Ue
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 20, 2020
Happy Juneteenth! Take a look at how we put on for the holiday with stories about our names, our education, and mine, about rest as reparations here: https://t.co/SM8Ahgtppm pic.twitter.com/zLYuooboMo
— Sandra E. Garcia (@S_Evangelina) June 19, 2020
Five Ways to Learn About Juneteenth With The New York Times is from The NY Times Learning Network.
Juneteenth is often left out of history textbooks. Many Americans never really learned about the holiday.
— Here & Now (@hereandnow) June 15, 2021
Juneteenth Challenges A Narrative About America’s History is from Five Thirty Eight.
Biden signs into law bill establishing Juneteenth as federal holiday is from NBC News.
Lesson Plan: History of Juneteenth and why it’s set to become a national holiday is from The PBS NewsHour.
Juneteenth Activities for the Classroom is from HMH.
Teaching About Juneteenth is from Educators 4 Social Change.
Celebrate Juneteenth is from Teach For America.
NYC’s Social Studies and @Civics_For_All team has created a Juneteenth Resource Guide. The guide is divided into three sections and provides links, descriptions, and student-facing questions to support lesson plan development. Access it here: https://t.co/8K9mY3z3DL
— Joe Schmidt (@HSGlobalHistory) June 18, 2021
Op-Ed: The California connection to Juneteenth you probably didn’t learn in school is from The L.A. Times.
Juneteenth Is a National Holiday Now. Can It Still Be Black? is from The NY Times.
The @NMAAHC released this resource for understanding, reflecting on, and celebrating Juneteenth with young children. Whether you’re a teacher, caregiver, or family member of a young child, I hope you’ll check this out! #JuneTeenth2021 https://t.co/9SVIUly5Bj pic.twitter.com/8yuu6KMGoN
— Mariana Souto-Manning (@soutomanning) June 18, 2021
“Very often Juneteenth is presented as a story of ‘news’ of the Emancipation Proclamation ‘traveling slowly’ to the Deep South and Texas, but it was really a story of POWER traveling slowly, and of freedom being SEIZED.” — @wolverinewilson
— Zinn Ed Project (@ZinnEdProject) June 18, 2021
The long and uneven march from slavery to freedom:
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday marking the end of slavery. But even after the first Juneteenth, on June 19, 1865, people remain enslaved in Del., KY. and N.J. until the following December. https://t.co/OOBzWQ3Zba pic.twitter.com/OT596bRJCi
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) June 18, 2021
On #Juneteenth, we celebrate liberation but must also confront how far we have left to go before justice is achieved and systemic racism is dismantled. We are not there yet and there is much work left to be done. https://t.co/me31TZuMyf
— Sister Helen Prejean (@helenprejean) June 18, 2021
— Michael Waters (@michaelwwaters) June 18, 2021
Juneteenth: Celebration of Resilience is from the Smithsonian.
What the Push to Celebrate Juneteenth Conceals is from The Atlantic.
EXPLAINER: The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday is from The Associated Press.
Walmart’s blurb on the ice cream container, which had also appeared to trademark Juneteenth, said, “share and celebrate African-American culture, emancipation and enduring hope.”https://t.co/rjuqmWy4ug
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 24, 2022
The question we have to start asking after Walmart’s Juneteenth mess is from NBC News.
What to know about Juneteenth now that it’s a federal holiday is also from CNN.
Juneteenth is a Washington Post interactive.
Juneteenth ice cream and paper plates: Companies keep getting holiday wrong is from The Washington Post.
The Juneteenth flag, explained is from Vox.
The concept of freedom & the hard history of slavery can be tough for kids to grasp. @NMAAHC has resources to support young children’s understanding & celebration of #Juneteenth, including age-appropriate activities, books, and historical resources: https://t.co/2Gz43WFtnT pic.twitter.com/Gu4gRJdkRt
— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) June 20, 2022
Frederick Douglass: No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man w/o at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. Juneteenth doesn’t mark the emancipation of the enslaved, but emancipation of the US. We shld all rejoice & work twd our mutual liberation.
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 20, 2022