5 Children’s Books That Celebrate Juneteenth

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On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African-Americans that they were free and that the Civil War had ended. Since then, communities across the country have celebrated Juneteenth (which is derived from June and 19) as an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in America.

While the holiday has been celebrated every year since the late 1800s, this year, there’s been a resurgence around the day, likely due to the recent protests calling out the ongoing systematic racism in America. While celebrations may look different this year due to the pandemic, you can still take the day to reflect on the past and learn about the history of Juneteenth and racial injustice in America. Then, make a plan on ways you can help, moving forward, to create equality for all.

One big way to help? Raising good, kind humans who spot injustice…

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