5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth
Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the date when Major General Gordon Granger and Union troops reached Galveston, Texas, with news of the Civil War’s end. Taking place approximately 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it represents the end of slavery in the United States.
- Sign the petition to make Juneteenth a nationally recognized holiday.
- Support one – or a few – Black-owned business in the Winston-Salem community.
- Pick up a book by a Black author or choose from this curated list of books that address racism and white supremacy.
- Join community members at the Silence is Violence protest to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement from 4:45 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22.
- Register for the upcoming public conversation The Roots of Unrest: Addressing Racialized Police Violence presented by the The Slavery, Race, & Memory Project from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.