Juneteenth Resources for Families With Young Children

“On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, and 156 years later many communities continue to celebrate.

Juneteenth is about acknowledging the oppression of slavery and it is also about celebrating freedom. Many African American families today mark the day with food, music, community organizing, and being together. To understand the importance of Juneteenth you need a fundamental understanding of slavery, oppression, and systemic racism that continues.”- Red Leaf Press

Read Aloud Books For Young Children

All the Colors We Are | Todos los Colores de Nuestra Piel by Katie Kissinger

We Came to America Book by Faith Ringgold 

 The Colors Of Us By: Karen Katz

For Parents

Embrace Race: Let’s Raise a Generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race.

Teaching Juneteenth The history of Juneteenth acknowledges hard history while also empowering students to be advocates for change. by Coshandra Dillard 

Zinn Education Project June 19, 1865: “Juneteenth” Emancipation Day

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