Skip to main content
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.


The Library celebrates Juneteenth, an important day in the history of the United States. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Below is a list of articles, blogs, discussions, and reading materials related to Juneteenth.

Kojo Nnamdi -- Discussion 1 (Interview with Kelly Navies, Oral Historian and Museum Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Soyica Colbert, Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts, Georgetown University)

Kojo Nnamdi -- Discussion 2 (Interview with Michael Twitty and Psyche Williams-Forson)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Online Article)

National Museum of African American History and Culture Blog

The Library also has some books and eBooks that are listed below: 

Here are some additional titles for adults, young adults, and children.

Here is a list of Library databases:

Juneteenth Events
No events at this branch