Juneteenth: A Day of Recognition, Restoration, Celebration

Today, Allies honors and celebrates Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day).

You can check out a Juneteenth reading list for young readers at https://nmaahc.si.edu/juneteenth-digital-toolkit. “The significance of Juneteenth is…part of a continuum of moments where African Americans have advocated for their full participation in American citizenship and commanded the maintenance of the memory of our history and culture in the face of resistance and racism.” – Angela Tate, Museum Curator of Women’s History at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture