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Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when the news reached enslaved African Americans in Texas that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed by President Lincoln two years earlier in 1863. This day celebrates the ending of enslavement; African American culture; Black excellence, power, and joy; and the contributions of African Americans.  Additionally, on June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden, signed a bill establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 1 p.m.

Juneteenth 2022 poster

Edmonds College Resources:

Please explore the library's Juneteenth Resource Guide to learn more about the history, resilience, and contributions of Black/African Americans.


Other Resource Guides:

Black Lives Matter

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Environmental Racism and the Environmental Justice Movement

Police Brutality Against African Americans and Anti-Racist Protest