Dating back to 1865, June 19th is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This is a day to celebrate Black culture and support the Black community. Want to learn more about Juneteenth and its importance? Check out this article. 

It’s our position that this should be a federal holiday. Here’s a petition to sign to help make that happen. 

As we take the day to celebrate, here are some ways to stay engaged:

  • Learn from Black educators. Here are just a few suggestions: 

@britthawthorne | Anti-bias antiracist teacher committed to equity, knowledge, and peace education. Brittany hosts an online anti-racist book club. 

@sylvestermcnutt | Author and motivational speaker. Sylvester posts about relationships, healing, self-care, and the impact of racism on mental health.

@rachel.cargle | Public academic, writer, and lecturer. Rachel’s activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood

@ibramxk | Author, historian, and leading scholar of race and discriminatory policy in America. Ibram shares an abundance of anti-racism resources. 

@laylafsaad | Author, speaker & teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation & social change. Layla is passionate about creating inspiration, education & activation for personal and collective change in the world. 

If you’re diving into anti-racism educational reading and Black history, try to purchase books from Black-owned independent bookstores like the ones on this list

Additionally, here are a few Black-owned businesses that we love across a variety of industries: 

Home + Lifestyle 

Wellness + Beauty

Fashion + Accessories 

Snacks + Sips