10 Educational Books to Pick Up for Juneteenth

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Celebrated on June 19th, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States by acknowledging June 19, 1865: when General Gorden Granger announced the Emancipation Proclamation – first issued over two years prior — in Texas. Today, the holiday is a day of celebration and remembrance. If you’d like to learn more about this pivotal event in US history, we’ve rounded up a collection of educational books to read this Juneteenth. These incredible books center on the history of the holiday, including the path to emancipation and the continued journey to equality.