When we know better, we do better.
Celebrating Juneteenth, the day people who were enslaved were finally informed they were free, is now a National Holiday.
The Civil War is over. The Emancipation Proclamation declared slavery abolished, yet for over 2 years, people enslaved in Texas were not told. That is, until June 19th, 1865.
We shout for joy that we live to record this righteous decree.— Frederick Douglass, “Emancipation Proclaimed”
As the well-known saying goes, those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.
To assist educators in teaching about this important day in our Nation’s history, we created a padlet with resources for PreK/Elementary/Middle/High School (and teachers!) to educate students about ways to celebrate this day of freedom.