What is Juneteenth?

Colorful red, yellow and green splashes on a black background. Text reads, Black Voices on Juneteenth.

What is Juneteenth? Why do we celebrate it? And how can white people help Black people on this day without taking over?

Since as of 2021, Juneteenth is now a U.S. federal holiday, more white people are aware of its existence, and thus more white people need to learn about its significance and how to act in a way that supports Black people.

Here are articles and posts about the history of this day and points for white people to reflect on.

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