2023 Juneteenth Resources

#Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when slavery ended in the US. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, communication of emancipation did not reach the 250,000 enslaved persons in Texas until Union troops arrived to the territory nearly two-and-a-half years later.

Authentically and Thoughtfully Celebrating Juneteenth

Special thanks to Past President Dr. Patience Byrant and Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Stephanie Wright for input and resources.

  • Shop at Black owned businesses online and in your community: The Importance of Black Owned Businesses 
  • Look for celebrations in your community and support them by being present physically and by being financially engaged (e.g., purchase from vendors at the event, donate money to organizers)
  • Immerse yourself in art and media from Black creators, especially art and media celebrating Black joy 
  • Reflect on ways that you personally and professionally can contribute to Black liberation, and actively engage in ongoing work to address systemic racism

How to Properly Celebrate Juneteenth in the Age of Commercialization 


Extend your actions beyond the day–get involved with ASCA:



Reading List (Nat'l Museum of African American History and Culture) for Juneteenth

Reading List (Penguin/Random House) for Juneteenth

Films to Celebrate Juneteenth 

Historical Legacy of Juneteenth


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