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Friday, June 19, 2020

Honoring Juneteenth

Today marks the holiday Juneteenth - a day honoring the emancipation of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas (2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.) Sadly, this holiday is new to me - even at as someone with a BA in history. This is unacceptable and I will not repeat this educational whitewashing with my own children. 

Since I am still learning about the holiday, I figured that many of you must be as well. So, I wanted to share how I plan on honoring the day with my family this year: 

If you are looking for some more ways to honor Juneteenth this post and this post (on Facebook) both have ideas. Next year I hope to be more prepared with books for my children. I will not link them here, but please go buy them from a Black owned bookshop

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