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Juneteenth Information and Resources

Juneteenth Information and Resources

June 19th is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. For the month of June, EHN will post daily Instagram stories with links to educate and celebrate this important holiday.

Since Instagram stories are temporary, we will update this blog daily with the links we post, so please bookmark this page to use it for future reference and during this month.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to send us some information to add to our list, please feel free to email us at marketing@empowerhernetwork.org, or include a comment below. 


How to educate ourselves on the history of slavery and emancipation in America.

National Museum of African American History & CultureThe historical legacy of Juneteenthhttps://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth
Unicorn RiotDecentralized, educational, nonprofit media organization dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues. Instagram : @unicorn.riot
NY Times: 1619 Podcast Podcast that talks about how slavery has transformed AmericaNY Times: 1619 Podcast - Also Available on Apple Podcasts
Movie : Like Cotton TwinesMain caracter Tuigi is forced into a religious custom in which young girls are offered as sex slaves to the gods. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580516/
Website : Black Women and Girls: Sex Traffiking in the U.S by Samantha DaveyBlack Women and Girls: Sex Traffiking in the U.S by Samantha Davey
Book - Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari AsimYoung Booker T. Washington was a young man born into slavery. For years all he could dream about was to learn how to read and write. After emancipation, he began a five-hundred-mile journey to Hampton Institute, in order to pursue his dream and get a college degree. Fifty Cents and a Dream
Moive - 13th : Locked up in the land of the free“An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality”Netflix Website
Movie - The Hate U GiveThe movie follows the story of a young Black high schooler who lives in the middle of the privileged world of her prep school and her poor Black neighborhood. Starr Carter is forced to deal with the reality when her friend is shot by a white police officer, and shes the only witness. On Crave
15 books to help kids and teens understand that Black Lives Matter by Rebekah Gienapp “Children are not too young to learn about the principles and issues that guide this movement”Rebekah Gienapp Website
Podcast What it takes : Rosa Parks and Judge Frank Johnson : Standing up for freedom Episode of July 3rd 2017, "Two policemen came on the bus, and one asked me if the driver had told me to stand. He wanted to know why I didnt stand, and i told him I didnt think i should have to stand up. I asked him, why did they push us around? He said, i dont know, but the law is the law and you are under arest". What It Takes Podcast - Apple

How to celebrate the emancipation of African-Americans and commemorate all the work that has been done so far in regards to raising awareness to the importance of freedom.

Roll in PeaceJuneteenth celebration, sat June 19th Ogden Park, Chicago IL. The bike ride aims to decrease violence through community presence, and increase the wellbeing of the community through physical exercise Instagram: @thinkoutsidedablock
The Juneteenth Experience / The Rhythm FoundationThe Juneteenth experience through the City og Miami Beach's Arts in the Parks : Sat June 19th 2021 8pm, Miami, FL Rhythm Foundation Website
Sistas Van: A mobile healing unit“Sistas Van is a trauma-informed, survivor-centered Mobile Healing Unit created and managed by Black Women’s Blueprint. This wheelchair-accessible van is an all-gender affirming space that centers the experiences and needs of Black women and femmes to close the gap and fill the need for support services across the spectrum of sexual and reproductive health." Black Women's Blueprint Website, Instagram Handle: @BlackWomensBlueprint
Forbes Spotlight : 100 Black owned businesses to supportThese entrepreneurs and owners sell beauty products, books, cars and financial products. Forbes 100 Black-Owned Businesses to Support
61 Must-Try Black-Owned Restaurants in the U.S by Ni'Kesia PannellSupport the black community by trying out these amazing black owned restaurants all around the US. Article by Ni'Kesia Pannell
Apple Rose Beauty Black owned natural beauty brand helps to end human trafficking Article on Apple Rose Beauty / Apple Rose Beauty Website / Instagram Handle @applerosebeauty
GuideStarProvides a vast network of searchable nonprofits that serve Black communities GuideStar Website
Black Girls CodeOffers classes, programs and resources that equip women and girls of colour with the tools to build successful careers in the tech industry Black Girls Code Website
Book -Surpassing Certainty : What My Twenties taught Me by Janet MockJanet Mock, a trans women and a person of colour, explains her journey in this touching novel. She talks about how she learned to advocate for herself through justice and equality and the search for ones self. "Janet's slow-won success and painful failures, Surpassing Certainty, will embolden you, shift the way you see others and affirm your journey". Surpassing Certainty Book
32 pieces of wall art from Black artists by Dominique Pariso Showcases 32 pieces of Black illustrators, painters and photographers. Article on NY Magazine
7 Ways to Celebrate Black Excellence in the WorkplaceIn honor of Juneteenth, we’ll explore seven ways you can celebrate Black excellence in June — and throughout the year. Limeade Article by Nick Shekeryk