Family Activities That Celebrate Juneteenth
Juneteenth — which falls on June 19 every year — is a historic day in the US that dates back to 1865 when enslaved people were freed in Texas. On that day, Union general Gordon Granger gave federal orders in Galveston that declared all formerly enslaved people in the state officially free. Also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day, Juneteenth is an important milestone in American history to discuss with your children.
Ahead, find a mix of children's books, engaging videos, and activities that will give kids an understanding of the holiday.