Tag: Juneteenth

How To Explain Juneteenth To Children

How do we talk to our youngest kids about Juneteenth, especially now that it’s a formalized holiday? What’s the most age-appropriate framing? For answers, I talked to two elementary teachers at Watertown’s JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School. Naomi Greenfield is a second grade teacher at JCDS, and Nikki...

5 Ways How Tech Companies Should Commemorate Juneteenth

Although Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, the news didn’t reach the enslaved people located in Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865. Recognized as the official end of enslaved people in the U.S., this day has been celebrated for years in the Black community as Juneteenth. But...

5 Ways To Celebrate Juneteenth and Support Black-Owned Businesses

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...

How Are 19 Major Corporations Honoring Juneteenth

Major corporations are celebrating Juneteenth in unique ways this week. The annual June 19 tradition, which falls on Saturday this year, commemorates the day in 1865 when former American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of President Abraham Lincoln’s January 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation and the end of...