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Juneteenth

Honoring Juneteenth

  • Dates:
    Jun 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    Multiple
  • Tickets:

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The oldest celebrated national commemoration of the ending of slavery, Juneteenth acknowledges a period in American history that continues to shape our communities. Washington State Historical Society encourages you to join us in honoring Juneteenth with these organizations that work to preserve and share the history of Black Americans and Black Washingtonians:

You can connect with more Black arts and heritage organizations in our state through the Artist Trust website.

For additional celebrations, check these recent guides to Juneteenth in-person and virtual events published by The Olympian, South Seattle Emerald, Bellingham Herald, KREM in Spokane, YakTriNews, and The News Tribune.

Learning about the History of Juneteenth

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture offers several blogposts about the legacy and celebration of Juneteenth, including these selections:

A recent article about the history and meaning of Juneteenth with LaTaSha Levy, an assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the University of Washington:

Booklists with Juneteenth reading materials for all ages:

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