“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible—and there is still so much work to do.” – Barack Obama

How are you going to celebrate Juneteenth this year? Will June 19th be just another day off from work, or will you take time to attend a celebration in your hometown, to visit a Black museum, or eat out at a Black-owned restaurant? Maybe you will prefer to stay in and bake red velvet cupcakes while watching a good movie. Here are some recommendations for ways to celebrate our progress in the fight for equality and the rich history and culture of Black Americans.