What is Juneteenth, and why is June 19th honored worldwide? Exactly what went down in Texas in 1865?
Teen Vogue breaks it down, y'all.
Dude - see Lincoln's original Emancipation Proclamation (1863), courtesy of the National Archives!
So that's the history lesson - where do YOU fit in, NOW?
Join Juneteenth's National Registry of Supporters - wow!
The Juneteenth National Registry/World Wide Celebration also welcomes YOUR "comments, questions and thoughts on the recognition of" Juneteenth.
You can even submit pics of your personal celebration!
What's a holiday without FOOD? The Daily Texan has traditional meal suggestions for your home cookin'.
If you're a "what am I gonna wear?" type, In Style's is so here for that.
Awesome books to delve deeper in your understanding:
Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words Edited by Michael McCurdy (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1993)
100 Must-Read Civil War Books: https://bookriot.com/2016/08/01/100-must-read-books-about-the-civil-war-...
Eight Great Novels Set in the Civil War Era: https://bookriot.com/2019/02/13/novels-about-the-civil-war/