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What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. -Wikipedia
Educational Resources and 2020 Events Celebrating the 155th Juneteenth Day
- A Look Back: https://www.kut.org/post/look-back-150-year-history-juneteenth-texas
- If These Walls Could Talk: https://youtu.be/CPsuC7PhImE
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on What is Juneteenth? https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/
- Teaching Tolerance: https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/teaching-juneteenth
- Read Write Think, Celebrate Juneteenth: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/celebrate-juneteenth-20547.html
- History of Juneteenth: https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
- History of Juneteenth- What Is Juneteenth: Why is it Celebrated? https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/facts-about-juneteenth-which-marks-the-last-day-slavery/7c6hmnKk2IRO7grn5bmsJI/
Juneteenth 2020 Events
We have included celebrations across the state due to this being a travel season for many families, some who may be interested in celebrating the observation.
- Events in Houston/Galveston https://365thingsinhouston.com/2020/06/15/155th-juneteenth-houston-galveston-events-2020/
- Weekend Driving Tour in Austin https://www.nchmuseum.org/nchm-events/juneteenth
- Austin Events https://www.austin360.com/lifestyle/20200616/how-to-celebrate-juneteenth-2020-in-austin
- Virtual Texas Celebrations: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2020/06/11/how-to-celebrate-juneteenth-virtually-in-texas-
- Dallas Area Celebration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-freedom-celebration-dallas-tickets-95753103109
- Central Texas Celebration: https://www.juneteenthcentraltexas.com
- San Antonio Celebration: https://www.juneteenthsanantonio.com