Juneteenth (June 19) is the day federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to ensure all enslaved people be freed. This was 2-1/2 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which is when they should have been freed. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States.
I learned about Juneteenth from the shows Blackish and Drunk History. Seeing these shows made me want to learn more so I asked the staff at the Kenton County Public Library to recommend a few books that we have in our collection. You can click on the book title to put the item on hold.
There are a lot of other great resources in the Library collection. You can search the catalog here.
What other books would you recommend?
Written by: Gina Stegner, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator