NJSACC Celebrates Juneteenth. You can too.
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. The troops’ arrival came a full 2 ½ years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Top Juneteenth Resources
- Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating Juneteenth as a State and Public Holiday
- Juneteenth Discoveries
- Juneteenth.com Resources
- kidskonnect’s Juneteenth Facts and Worksheets For Kids
- Learning for Justice, formerly known as Teaching Tolerance: Celebrate Juneteenth!
- National Geographic Kids: Celebrating Juneteenth
- NYC Department of Education’s Juneteenth Resources
- So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth? (NYTimes.com article)
- The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth (National Museum of African-American History and Culture)