Learn more about Juneteenth
- 12 things you might not know about Juneteenth
There's more than one Independence Day in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced that the enslaved people were now free. Since then, June 19 has been celebrated as Juneteenth across the nation. Here's what you should know about the historic event and celebration.Learn the 12 things you might not know about Juneteenth
- What is Juneteenth?
Watch a video by ABC News about the history of the Juneteenth celebration.Watch the ABC News video
- The Juneteenth Reading List of Recommended Materials
Penguin Random House invites you to celebrate fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continues to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality still necessary over 150 years later.Learn more about the Penguin Random House reading list