Juneteenth, which takes place June 19 each year, is the name for the date in 1865 when Union soldiers freed the remaining slaves in Texas, enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation.
It’s a holiday for celebrating equal rights and freedom throughout the United States.
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve always celebrated or you’d like to start now. Hopefully, these ideas will provide some inspiration either way.
Celebrating Freedom. Though Juneteenth’s history is based in the history of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth is mostly a time to celebrate freedom and equal rights.
Focusing on food and fellowship. Because June is usually warm and sunny for most of the country, gather together to have a BBQ, play outdoor games and activities.
Visit a historical site or museum. Find places that celebrate famous or brave Black historical figures.
Holding a movie marathon. Watch movies that focus on Black history and discuss the meaning of the movie.
Creating something together. Juneteenth is a holiday that inspires people to move forward. Your community may want to create some kind of memorial such as a sculpture.
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