Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the world. This day is a time for celebration, education, and reflection. In communities across the country, people of all races and nationalities come together to mark this important occasion and to learn more about the historical context for today’s conversations around racism and inequality.
We encourage our Dragon community to learn more about Juneteenth and Black history. A full list of books and publications suitable for children that can help you get started can be found at the New York Public Library's website.