Celebrating Juneteenth
Wed, Jun 19 7:19am

Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates a declaration of the

Emancipation Proclamation in Texas in 1865, and each year it serves both as a celebration of freedom and an opportunity to recommit to the fight for racial justice in all aspects of American life. Today we honor Black Americans who have fought for a more just and equal society throughout our history and reflecting on how we can best continue that work.

Please see these resources from NYCPS for events and resources.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/subjects/social-studies/juneteenth