Virtual Resource Centers
- The Smithsonian Institute’s Juneteenth portal
- Library of Congress’ Slavery in America: A Resources Guide
- On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed consists of a series of short storiesand essays that tell United States Major General Gordon Granger’s journey toTexas to announce the end of legalized slavery on June 19, 1865.
- Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain is a New YorkTimes Bestseller that addresses the history of African Americans from 1619 tothe present.
- Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper is a beautifully illustrated book foryoung children that describes the significance of Juneteenth and the strugglesand triumphs of African Americans throughout history.
- Juneteenth (Beautiful Me) by Anece Rochell is an entertaining picturestorybook that explains the origin, customs, and importance of the Juneteenthholiday, in a child appropriate and interactive way.
- The History Of Juneteenth is an oral history of Juneteenth and the events thattook place on June 19, 1865, when slavery ended in Texas.
- Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories consists of aseries of 23 interviews and recordings with formerly enslaved people between1932 to 1975 sharing their reflections about being slaves, the slave holders,their families, and the experience of being free.
- “Why is Juneteenth Important?” is a three-part series involving the interviewsof three experts at the National Museum of African American History andCulture (NMAAHC): Mary Elliot, Curator of American slavery, andemancipation; Angela Tate, Museum Curator of African American women'shistory; and Kelly E. Navies, Museum Specialist of Oral history.
- “What is Juneteenth” is an article addressing the interplay between theEmancipation Proclamation, Juneteenth, and the 13th Amendment.