Juneteenth Resources

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”), also known as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day and Jubilee Day, is a 155-year-old holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It 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 two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

This is a collection of resources that can be used to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of this heritage and identity centric month.

Podcasts about Juneteenth

If you’re looking to better understand Juneteenth, there are plenty of podcasts about Juneteenth out there discussing everything from little-known facts about the day, to Juneteenth cookbooks, and more.

Juneteenth What to Watch

Want to learn more about Juneteenth, PBS provides a list of films to broaden understanding of this Federal Holiday. 

Juneteenth Food

The Traditional Foods of Juneteenth Carry a Rich History, Dating Back Centuries

Colorado Springs Juneteenth Festival

Southern Colorado Juneteenth Festival is the biggest celebration of inclusion to ever be held at AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Park in Colorado Springs. Our mission is to bring together people from every background and community for a time of celebration, music and family fun.