Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed's On Juneteenth provides a historian's view of the country's long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. On Juneteenth vitally revises conventional renderings of Texas and national history. On Juneteenth is both an essential account and a stark reminder that the fight for equality is exigent and ongoing.
With the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 1808, many African Americans began calling for a day of public thanksgiving to commemorate this important step toward freedom. During the ensuing century, Black leaders built on this foundation and constructed a distinctive and vibrant tradition through their celebrations of the end of slavery in New York State, the British West Indies, and eventually the United States as a whole. In this revealing study, Mitch Kachun explores the multiple functions and contested meanings surrounding African American emancipation celebrations from the abolition of the slave trade to the fiftieth anniversary of U.S. emancipation. Excluded from July Fourth and other American nationalist rituals for most of this period, Black activists used these festivals of freedom to encourage community building and race uplift.
Juneteenth : a novel is about a young Black man who was shot on the Senate floor by, a dying racist senator summons an elderly Black Baptist minister from Oklahoma to his side for a remarkable dialogue that reveals the deeply buried secrets of their shared past and the tragedy that reunites them.
Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom through the eyes of one little girl. All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. This stunning picture book includes notes from the author and illustrator, a timeline of important dates, and a glossary of relevant terms. All Different Now is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation's history.
JUNETEENTH: A Celebration of Freedom' effectively conveys the jubilation that occurred on June 19, 1865 when African American people in Texas were the last to be freed from the horrors of U.S. slavery, a full two months after the end of the Civil War and more than two years after Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Dr. Taylor's 32-page book, full of colorful illustrations, archival photographs, and historical documents, makes the information about Juneteenth accessible for readers aged ten and up.
Over 83,205 stories assembled from live oral history interviews with 1,617 historically significant African Americans as of December 2, 2016. Founded in July of 1999, The HistoryMakers has grown into the nation's largest African American video oral history archive. Its collection includes the interviews of President Barack Obama (then an Illinois State Senator), civil rights leader Julian Bond, and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, to name a few.
"The 2020 Project" was a Special Issue publication coordinated by the African & African American Studies Program at Stanford University (AAAS). “The 2020 Project” aimed to help illuminate the collective struggles faced by Black faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Stanford. Drawing inspiration from The 1619 Project, “The 2020 Project” is named for all that year laid bare about power, crisis, and the im/possibilities of being Black at Stanford, in America, and across the world. There are videos entitled Juneteenth included.