What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is coming soon!

“Juneteenth is short for June Nineteenth. June 19th is a holiday that marks the day that enslaved people that lived in our country, found out that they were legally free. It isn’t a national holiday, yet, but it’s important to know about. Teach your students about this day and enjoy the powerful conversations that will follow!”

~ quote from Read Like a Rock Star {Naomi}  and Education with an Apron {LaNesha}, grab their Juneteenth eBook & discussion guide here!

Grab some books from the library or order from Amazon to add to your home collection. Books are such a great way to get discussions going and bring learning as a family. I’ll be honest, until recent years I was totally unfamiliar with Juneteenth. My journey as a white woman is constant and I am bringing my kids along with me!

Learn more…

Read about the history of Juneteenth here if you are unfamiliar. See more about teaching Juneteenth here. Here’s another great read for parents about Juneteenth.


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