The oldest celebrated national commemoration of the ending of slavery, Juneteenth is commemorated to acknowledge a period in American history that continues to shape our communities.
Washington State Historical Society encourages you to join us in celebrating with one of our many partners who preserve the history of Black Americans and Washingtonians, including:
- The Black Heritage Society of Washington State
- The Buffalo Soldiers Museum
- Northwest African American Museum
You can connect with more Black arts and heritage organizations in our state through the Artist Trust website.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture offers several blogposts about the legacy and celebration of Juneteenth, including these selections:
- The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth | National Museum of African American History and Culture (si.edu)
- Celebrating Juneteenth | National Museum of African American History and Culture (si.edu)
Below you can link to book lists for Juneteenth reading materials:
- 10 Books to Celebrate Juneteenth No Matter Your Age — Black & Bookish (blackandbookish.com)
- Books to Read for Juneteenth, as Recommended by DC’s Black Educators (msn.com)
- 9 Books About Juneteenth We Recommend for Parents and Their Kids – Age of Learning Age of Learning
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