Juneteenth 2022

Here you will find web sites, articles, books and podcasts that explore the background, meaning and impact of Juneteenth.

Organizations

NAACP Juneteenth and taking action

Legal Defense Fund Juneteenth: how we celebrate

Teach for America Celebrate Juneteenth 2022

Black Past The growth of an African-American holiday

Society for Public Health Education What is Juneteenth and why is it so important?

Museums

National Museum of African American History and Culture Juneteenth senses of freedom

New York State Museum Juneteenth resources and information

Blogs

Library of Congress Juneteenth

Interviews

Library of Congress Remembering slavery

Media

1619 NYT Juneteenth podcast

CNN What the Juneteenth flag means

The Washington Post 5 myths about Juneteenth

Watch

New York Times Interactive Juneteenth celebration

Historian Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott History of Juneteenth lecture

Senator Corey Booker and others The racial wealth gap

Michelle Alexander The new Jim Crow

Solomon Sir Jones Celebrating Juneteenth through film

The Root Why Juneteenth is important to America

Black-ish is a piercing Juneteenth musical

Listen

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Podcasts

Into America The black experience in America

Codeswitch Fearless conversations about race hosted by journalists of color

Louder Than A Riot Explores intersection between rise of hip hop and mass incarceration in America

Identity Politics Race, gender and muslims in America

Kinswomen Aims to bridge the gaps between women of color and white women

Still Processing Working out culture in the broadest sense

The Stoop Starting conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness in America and globally

Therapy for Black Girls All things mental health and personal development

Truth Be Told The friend you call after a long day

Read: Articles

Chef, author, musician Lazarus Lynch “This year I don’t feel like celebrating. Instead, I’m cooking barbecue in memory of Black lives lost.”

New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie Why Juneteenth Matters: It was Black Americans who delivered on Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom.”

Robert Hill Juneteenth should not be a federal holiday

Professor Mark Chambers, Stony Brook University Africana Studies and Department of History The meaning of Juneteenth as a national independence day

Read: Books

Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience by Jessie Carney Smith; Linda T. Wynn

New York Public Library Juneteenth reads for all ages

Chicago Public Library Celebrate Juneteenth with these books about the abolition of slavery

Food & Drink

Juneteenth Tea Cakes

Juneteenth celebratory foods

African-American chefs on importance of Juneteenth

 

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