Celebrating Freedom: Join us in observing Juneteenth

Categories: Blog, Character Education

Today we celebrate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. This holiday honors the history and culture of African Americans and celebrates freedom granted through the Emancipation Proclamation.

Celebrating diversity and learning from others’ perspectives provides an amazing opportunity for growth. As we continue with our goal to actively create a place at First Tee where every individual belongs, we encourage you to learn about this day with your family.

Here are a few resources to kick-start the conversation with your kids and teens and teach them the importance of Juneteenth:

What is Juneteenth?

All about the Holidays PBS video

25 books for kids and adults to celebrate Juneteenth

Talking about Race

Teaching Juneteenth

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