Juneteenth is a time to celebrate the resilience and strength of the African American community.
For those celebrating for the first time, we recommend doing so in a way that honors the history of the holiday.
Celebrate by supporting Black-owned businesses, restaurants, important causes, and more.
Juneteenth, or June 19, commemorates the last enslaved African Americans being freed from slavery in 1865. The holiday is commonly celebrated in the Southern U.S. and has grown in observance countrywide over the last few years. This year, the holiday falls on a Saturday, leaving endless possibilities for celebrating and commemorating the day.
We’ve compiled five ways to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth this year, through supporting Black-owned businesses and restaurants, reading books by Black authors, and of course, supporting various causes and organizations.