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.
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.
— 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