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June 2024 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Juneteenth



Juneteethalso known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day originated in 1865 in Galveston, Texas. Today, Juneteenth commemorates freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. 

Some sites for further reference:

Embracing Freedom: Juneteenth Celebrations in Montgomery (Experience Montgomery) - List of Juneteenth-related events around Montgomery.

Rosa Parks Museum - Free event to be held on June 15, 2024 (Saturday before Juneteenth).

How to Celebrate ( - Ideas for celebrating at the office and home.

In 2012, Alabama became the 40th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday.

President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday in June 2021, and thus Alabama Governor Ivey made it a state holiday. Happy Juneteenth!

What is Juneteenth?

This Youtube TED-ed video was created in 2023.   The narrator is Christina Greer. Information about related TED-ed videos is given at the end of this video.  

Books & E-books

These are a few of the books and e-books related to Juneteenth accessible to LWLC patrons

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