Juneteenth (June 19th) was first celebrated in 1865 in Galveston, Texas when enslaved Black-Americans learned of the abolition of slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed nearly two and a half years before in 1863. Juneteenth commemorates Black-American freedom and highlights accomplishments and education. Observations range from small gatherings to community-wide events and parades. In Oregon, the Juneteenth Celebration was founded by community leader Clara Peoples, in 1945. See photos and videos of 2020’s 155th Juneteenth celebration on Facebook and Instagram.
- For Kids: PBS Kids Video All about the Holidays: Juneteenth
- Teaching Juneteenth by Teaching Tolerance
- Historical Legacy of Juneteenth by National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian
- So you want to learn about Juneteenth by NYtimes
- Children’s Institute Anti-racist resources
- 17 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Kids
- Utah Education Network Learning Resources
- Juneteenth Celebration Facebook Page for Oregon
Working Together for Equity in Expanded Learning
As an organization that works to serve historically underserved communities, we want to ensure that we present quality materials that embody the cultural responsive and equitable practices. Listed below are 5 new Summer Guides that were developed to help engage youth with supportive adults in a range of settings developed by the Georgia State Afterschool Network (GSAN) and the 50 State Network.
Summer Activity Guides: