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Juneteenth starts tonight!

Why attend Juneteenth?

Washington Times - What is Juneteenth, and why should every American want to celebrate it?

PBS - Learn about and celebrate Juneteenth

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture - The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

The Fortune Society - How to Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth

Suggested Reading

* The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

* We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

* Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

* Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel

* The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

* Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi

* On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

Delish - All the Juneteenth Food and Drinks you should know about

USA Today - Juneteenth flag and colors

CNN - Opinion: Juneteenth, as much as the Fourth of July, is America's true birthday

Time - Juneteenth's Vision of Freedom Expresses American Values Better Than Fourth of July's

EPC - Juneteenth and July 4th: A Tale of Two Independence Days

Washington Post - The Freedom of Juneteenth was fleeting. This is what came next.

Blackpast - Frederick Douglass - "What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July?"

PBS - Frederick Douglass - "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro"

Wikipedia - Frederick Douglass July 5, 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

Library of Congress - President Abraham Lincoln - Emancipation Proclamation

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