June 19 is Juneteenth

A holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, Juneteenth recognizes June 19, 1865, as the date that news of slavery's end reached slaves in Texas and other states in the southwest.

This year, Juneteenth will officially be recognized as a federal holiday, known as Juneteenth National Independence Day. To celebrate this day, we have created a list of resources to educate yourself and your children and to learn about the history behind Juneteenth.

Kids' Books to Celebrate Juneteenth | The New York Public Library (nypl.org)
Online resources - Juneteenth - Library Guides at Purdue University Libraries
Juneteenth 2021: Movies, books, events, and podcasts to try - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
Juneteenth Is Now An Official State Holiday In Illinois (blockclubchicago.org)
Teaching Juneteenth | Learning for Justice
Juneteenth World Wide Celebration