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, engageing videos, and activities that will give kids an understanding of the holiday. And if you're in search of other resources to help facilitate conversations about equality in your household, check out this helpful guide on how to talk to kids about race.