“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.
- Make going to a museum your new Juneteenth tradition.
18 Black Museums to Visit Across the U.S.
- The San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora offers a free in-person event.
Juneteenth Freedom Day @MoAD
- Read an article or listen to a podcast to learn more about Juneteenth.
Juneteenth: The History of a Holiday
- A great way to commemorate Juneteenth is to support Black-owned businesses.
Black-Owned Book Stores You Can Shop Online
20 Historic Black-Owned Restaurants You Need to Eat At
31 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Belong on Your Top Shelf
- Check out these movie recommendations to remember the struggle and celebrate Black culture.
Looking for Black Movies to Watch for Juneteenth?
- Red is one of the colors associated with Juneteenth. Raise your glass to celebrate with red hibiscus sweet tea.
Juneteenth Red Foods and Drinks