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Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth originated in Texas where on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, more than 200,000 enslaved people in Texas learned they were no longer property of their enslavers.
It became tradition to celebrate freedom every year around this time. Today as we celebrate Juneteenth, we examine our country’s past and work for a more equitable future. 
Whether this is your first Juneteenth Celebration or a familiar tradition, we’ve curated resources to help you reflect, connect and celebrate.
About Juneteenth
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth
What is Juneteenth and Why it Should be a National Holiday
Celebrations in Minnesota
Ways to Recognize and Celebrate Juneteenth in Minnesota
Juneteenth celebrations around the Twin Cities
Online Events
NAACP – Black Family Reunion
Amistad Center’s Virtual Juneteenth Celebration
ABC Juneteeth Special
Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival
Carnegie Hall — Sermon by Rev. James A Forbes Jr
The History of Juneteenth and Systemic Racism and Solutions
Resources for Families
19 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth as a Family
Books to Celebrate Juneteenth with Children

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