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Juneteenth


Juneteenth
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Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, is “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States” (from Juneteenth.com). In 2020, the City of Portland made Juneteenth a paid holiday for their employees.

Juneteenth.com is a good source of information on the holiday. You can also learn more in this entry about Juneteenth in the Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice or through other resources about Juneteenth in Credo Reference.

You can also attend the Juneteenth Book Fest on June 19th, 2020, which “seeks to use this day of jubilation to boost and celebrate Black American stories and the people behind them”. Juneteenth Book Fest videos will be available on YouTube.