Jun 19, 2020

Juneteenth: A Day of Liberation, Celebration, and Education

Juneteenth is a day of recognition, restoration, and celebration.

To commemorate Juneteenth this year, we’re sharing some of our favorite resources for the learning differently community to both dive into the history of Juneteenth and also continue to support equality and empowerment.

Visit a Juneteenth Virtual Exhibit.

  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture is bringing the museum to you! Discover presentations, stories, photographs,
    and recipes from the Sweet Home Café. https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth

Accessible books on slavery in the United States.

  • Bookshare presents a powerful collection of memoirs of people enslaved in the United States. Browse these titles in accessible formats: ow.ly/mK2K50AbWEB

Listen to Frederick Douglass’s historic speech.

Watch episodes of Juneteenth Jamboree.

  • In the heart of Texas, Austin PBS illuminates the significance of the Juneteenth holiday and shares stories about black culture and history. All of their episodes are available at: https://austinpbs.org/juneteenth/episodes

Tips on talking to kids about racism.

Engaging students with lessons on Juneteenth.

For the teachers out there: Teaching Tolerance has an excellent resource on the history of Juneteenth that acknowledges hard history while also empowering students to be advocates for change. https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/teaching-juneteenth

Listen to the storytellers of history.

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