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Is a time when we as the Cedar Crest community celebrates the history, culture and activism of the Black people in our nation. We learn about often unspoken histories and add a different perspective to the retelling of the past. This day encourages us as a community to have honest conversations about the historical struggle for equity that Black people have engaged in our country.
This celebration marks a day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they’d be free—two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Initially a uniquely Texan observance, Juneteenth has now been recognized in some form in every corner of the country. (TeachingTolerance.org)
What Is Juneteenth?
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Originally posted on The Root
Governor Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA (June 19, 2019) – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 9, formerly House Bill 619, which designates June 19 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania.
Celebrate Juneteenth with resources curated by Cressman Library.
Selected fiction and non-fiction books on Black history. All works available online at the Cressman Library
Friday, June 19 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Rescheduled for June 26
Resurrected Life Community Church at 9th and Turner streets in Allentown
The Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley will be hosting a Juneteenth event, It will be hosted at Resurrected Life Community Church at 9th and Turner streets in Allentown. It is co-hosted by Lehigh Valley Stands Up, Make the Road Pennsylvania