Jun 15, 2023Juneteenth became an official holiday in Minnesota this year, following overwhelming votes in both houses of the state legislature, and Governor Walz's signature. Events are planned across the state, including the University of Minnesota's celebration in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 17, "The Art of Freedom." Minnesotans can learn more about Juneteenth through eLibrary Minnesota, or by visiting their local library.
Jun 12, 2023Long celebrated by the African American community, Juneteenth, finally federally recognized, marks our country’s second independence day.
Jun 18, 2021This is the first year Americans celebrate Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Minnesotans can explore the holiday's historical roots by searching the American Antiquarian Society's Historical Periodicals database. The database, available online via eLibrary Minnesota, features digitized images from the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.
Jun 19, 2020
June 19th is celebrated across the United States as Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day the very last slaves were freed. If you'd like to learn more about this holiday, there are several resources in eLibrary Minnesota that provide insight into the history of this day.