Juneteenth 2009, by the COM Library, via flickr
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
- Juneteenth.com — Learn more about this special day and how it is celebrated around the country and even around the world.
- History of Juneteenth — from the Electronic Village.com
- Juneteenth — An article by Caitlin Helfrich for InfoPlease
- Juneteenth — A brief explanation of Juneteenth from the Texas State Library
- Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom Delayed — “NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates reports on a Los Angeles celebration of “Juneteenth,” a day recognizing the moment when African-American slaves in Texas got word of the Emancipation Proclamation — but nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed it into law.”
- National Juneteenth Observance Foundation — Find out more about the effort to make Juneteenth a national holiday
- Juneteenth Books — See our Pinterest board for a children’s book list celebrating Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation