June 19th celebrates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas (two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery). It is a day to celebrate the freedom and also to remember the genocide of enslaved Africans and African Americans.
The CPP Library encourage readers of all ages to learn the specific history of Juneteenth, and explore the many ways different communities have honored the spirit of the day.
For more resources on Juneteenth, check out https://libguides.library.cpp.edu/ews/juneteenth
Cal Poly Pomona University Library
Juneteenth Book List