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Celebrate Juneteenth


Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an annual celebration that marks the emancipation of all slaves in the Confederacy. It commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Texans in Galveston were informed that slavery was over. Learn more about the history and meaning of Juneteenth by checking out our book recommendations, participating in our virtual book discussion, and exploring the other resources below.

Join us for a virtual book discussion on the SAPL GoodReads Group!

In celebration of Juneteenth, we invite the community to engage in a discussion about books on topics of racism, civil rights, and the experiences of African Americans.