by Annette Gordon-Reed
Learn about our newest federal holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, grew up both proudly African American and Texan, and her powerful book is a combination of memoir and history. Juneteenth, once a primarily Texan celebration of African-American freedom, is now a joyful opportunity to celebrate African American culture. Come visit the Jones Library’s Traveling Book Cart at the Juneteenth Jubilee on the Common on Sunday, June 19!
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.