Not familiar? Well I certainly wasn’t until a few years back. This children’s book hipped me to it:
June 19. A big day for some families in the U.S. Family gatherings with lots of food. Community events here and there, Stateside and elsewhere. In some states it’s a public holiday.
http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/ History, info. on events etc.
www.juneteenth.com History and more
http://www.amazon.com/Freedoms-Gifts-A-Juneteenth-Story/dp/0689802692 Another children’s book
Do I celebrate it? Nah. Not feelin’ it like that. I acknowledge it. That’s enough for me. Think it’ll add value to your family calendar? Head to a local Juneteenth event and/or call up some family & friends and have a BBQ! Nothin’ like good company and yummy food.
P.S.- Let’s keep working towards freedom ’cause this right here sure ain’t it.