Juneteenth Resources


“The history of Juneteenth acknowledges hard history while also empowering students to be advocates for change.”

Coshandra Dillard in “Teaching Juneteenth,” Learning for Justice


Juneteenth marks the celebration and recognition of the end of slavery in US. It serves as a reminder of the importance of acknowledging history while advocating for a more equitable and just society. Here are resources to help educators and students honor and celebrate the day:

  • Teaching Juneteenth. Article here, from Learning for Justice
  • The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth. Article here, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • What is Juneteenth. Article here, from HISTORY
  • Juneteenth: The History of a Holiday. Article here, from The New York Times
  • Juneteenth: Symbolis, Ritual, and Meaning. Article here, from Choices Program – Brown University
  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom. YA book order here, by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
  • Almost Emancipated: The Civil War and the Port Royal Experiment. Article here, from TeachRock
  • Juneteenth: Fact Sheet. PDF here, from Congressional Research Service


You can also find further resources and actionable school plans to help you and your students’ journey towards more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just communities at this padlet, curated by ISS Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Laura Benson.