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Learn About Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed, despite this event taking place two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Learn more about Juneteenth and the creation of the federal holiday with this link. Discover more about the history of Juneteenth with this article from the Smithsonian Institute, The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth. Find different library resources, videos, and books below to learn more about this important holiday.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture is a phenomenal resource to learn about the importance of Juneteenth and the incredible stories and history that comes with it.

Check out Hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, and comics for the entire family! Browse the full Juneteenth Collection or click on any of the covers below to get started.

Click on any of the buttons above to explore reading lists. You can browse the library catalog, select a book cover below, or ask a librarian for more recommendations.

Kanopy has a wonderful collection of movies and documentaries to address the legacy and stories of Juneteenth. Explore the full collection here. You can check out the trailer for the film Miss Juneteenth below!

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