Put the "Teen" in Juneteenth

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/

 

 

Posted by SarahI on May 22, 2020