On June 19th, UnidosUS will join Americans across the nation in commemorating Juneteenth, which has finally become a national federal holiday. We invite you to take some time to further your understanding, empathy and awareness of the history of slavery and racial injustice in our country with the suggested reading materials below.
Let us know in the comments about how you are celebrating Juneteenth!
On Juneteenth By Annette Gordon-Reed (2021)
The Black Book – Various authors (2019, Anniversary Edition)
Black in Latin America By Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2011)
Books to Read for Juneteenth, as Recommended by DC’s Black Educators – NBC Washington
The History and Meaning of Juneteenth – The New York Times, The Daily Podcast
Juneteenth “Reparations” Short Film Screening + Panel