Want to Know More About Juneteenth? Explore GoWYLD!

Juneteenth graphic with date and "freedom"On June 17, President Biden signed a law creating a federal holiday recognizing Juneteenth. (Read the Senate bill in Congress.gov.)  Juneteenth, observed on June 19, is a celebration of the emancipation of people who had been enslaved in the United States.

GoWYLD.net is a go-to resource on this topic. Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, is a featured topic in High School (Gale In Context). You’ll find background information, magazine and journal articles, critical essays, as well as a link to an NPR audio reading (with transcript) of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Britannica Library has two short videos:  “Juneteenth: All of your Questions Answered,” and “Discover the History of Juneteenth.”

Find these in GoWYLD.net under Browse Databases by Title. GoWYLD resources are available in your local library or from home with your Wyoming library card number and PIN. For more information, contact your library or contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

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