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Updated: Jul 27, 2023

On June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the people of Texas were finally informed that those who were enslaved were free. Thus began the first Juneteenth, or Jubilee Day, and it finally became a federal holiday in 2021.


Juneteenth is tomorrow - How is your family celebrating or acknowledging the holiday?


Here are some ideas...

1. Join in our Juneteenth Celebration at Torrey Pines Beach, beginning at 2 pm tomorrow. (Flyer attached with more info). If you attend, please donate to a local Black organization, such as Paddle for Peace, San Diego NAACP, or SD Black LGBTQ Coalition.

2. Support local Black businesses tomorrow and everyday - check out a new boutique or restaurant!

3. Read an article, watch a short video and learn more about the history of Juneteenth from one of these Facing History resources. 4. Choose from one of the 12 family friendly ways to celebrate Juneteenth offered by Britt Hawthorne, an anti-racist Montesorri educator. Happy learning and unlearning!

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