10 Books to Celebrate Juneteenth No Matter Your Age #Juneteenth2021
Black & Bookish curated a booklist for Juneteenth appropriate for all ages.
June 19, 1865 was the day news of freedom reached the last enslaved person in the Americas. Also called Emancipation Day, it’s the equivalent to Independence Day for Blacks with a history of slavery. Yes, the Emancipation Proclamation (which should have freed the slaves) only included enslaved people of the North while many slaves of the South joined the Union army. It took the end of Civil War and news to travel all the way to Galveston, Texas before all slaves were free.
Here in LA, celebrations that include lots of food, dancing, and activities, have been happening for the last few weeks. For me, celebrations also call for books. Here are 10 books to celebrate Juneteenth from young to old.
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