Resources for additional learning and education
Today we recognize Juneteenth, an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the United States and marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations and gatherings and is a time for reflection and rejoicing. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining to acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.
Resources for additioanl learning and education:
- National Museum of African American History & Cultre: The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth
- PBS: Observing Juneteenth in 2020
- Greater Mankato Diversity’s Council’s Juneteenth event on Saturday, June 20
- CSU’s blog on Mankato’s Juneteenth Observance Features June 20 Freedom March.