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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Juneteenth Educational Resources

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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.



  • 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.