Juneteenth Resource Guide

Want to know what is the Juneteenth holiday? Looking for more information on the history of this African American holiday? Here is a brief resource guide to get you started!

Check it out below:


Juneteenth Reading List

  • From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, by William A. Darity & A. Kirsten Mullen
  • Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’, by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, by Saidiya Hartman
  • Rembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation, Edited-Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, Steven F. Miller
  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Octavia E. Butler, illustrations by John Jennings & Damian Duffy
  • We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson & Tonya Bolden
  • The Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander, art by Kadir Nelson
  • Juneteenth, by Ralph Ellison


  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson, art by E.B. Lewis
  • Juneteenth for Maizie by Floyd Cooper
  • Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford, art by Yvonne Buchanan
  • Juneteenth by Rachel Koestler-Grack
  • A Child’s Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country by Jabari Asim, art by Lynn Gaines
  • Let’s Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth by Barbara deRubertis
  • Juneteenth by Julie Murray
  • The Story of Juneteenth: An Interactive History Adventure by Steven Otfinoski
  • Traditional African American Arts and Activities by Sonya Kimble-Ellis

Television & Film Interpretations

  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America: Episode 4, ‘Freedom’
  • Atlanta (FX Network): Season 1, Episode 9 [Television]
  • Black-ish (ABC): Season 4, Episode 1 [Television]
  • Miss Juneteenth (2020) [Film]
  • Juneteenth Jamboree [Austin PBS]

*This list is a jumpstart to learning more about the Juneteenth holiday.