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Juneteenth: A Day for Celebration, Reflection, and Learning

June 19, 2020

Juneteenth marks the day the last enslaved people in the United States learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. That day came two and a half years after President Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery on January 1, 1863.

The Public Justice Center will be closed on Juneteenth (June 19, 2020) for a day of celebration, reflection, and learning. We have compiled this list of Juneteenth events and resources on structural racism, white supremacy, and antiracism so that you can join us.

Juneteenth Events and Actions

Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA) Presents Juneteenth: History & Celebration

The event on June 18 was recorded and will be posted on BRJA’s Facebook page on June 19.

How to Build an Anti-Racist Movement

June 19, 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Virtual Event

Bina Venkataraman, Editorial Page Editor, The Boston Globe

Ibram X. Kendi, Director, BU Center for Antiracist Research

Black Freedom Black Joy

June 19, 4:00 p.m.

Federal Hill Park, 300 Warren Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Led by Organizing Black with BMore Youth Coalition

Juneteenth: A Day of Remembrance with Sweet Honey in the Rock

June 19, 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Special guests include Bryan Stevenson, Danny Glover, Gina Belafonte, Sonia Sanchez, Debbie Allen, Christian McBride, Aloe Blacc, William Barber III, Kiki Shepard, Jenifer Lewis, Jordan Waré, and Sophia Dawson.

Movement for Black Lives: Six Nineteen

June 19- June 21

Search for opportunities to take action from home, in your community, or in Washington, D.C. or join Black Lives Matter DC for Six Nineteen events.

Resource Lists

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources (mapped to stages of white identity development)

Compiled by Anna Stamborski, M. Div Candidate (2022), Nikki Zimmermann, M. Div candidate (2021), and Bailie Gregory, M. Div, M.S. Ed.

Racial Equity Tools

From Center for Assessment and Policy Development, MP Associates, and World Trust Educational Services

Talking About Race

From National Museum of African American History & Culture

This List of Books, Films and Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea

From NPR’s Code Switch


Understanding racism and inequality in America

By Washington Post Staff

1619 Project

By New York Times Magazine

How Did We Get Here? 163 years of The Atlantic’s writing on race and racism in America

By Gillian B. White

The Case for Reparations

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Primer on White Supremacy Culture in the Office

By Dena Robinson

Mapping Our Social Change Roles in Times of Crisis

By Deepa Iyer

Where Is the Outrage for Breonna Taylor?

By Renee Nishawn Scott


Seeing White

From Scene on Radio


‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and 11 Other Social Justice Films Available to Stream Online for Free

From Rolling Stone

11 movies that confront American racism

From Vox


Stream on Netflix

Just Mercy

Stream on Amazon

I Am Not Your Negro

Stream on Kanopy (with a public library card), YouTube, Google Play

Online Courses

African American History: From Emancipation to the Present

From Open Yale Courses


How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

By Robin Diangelo

So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo

Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Speak for Ourselves: How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress

By D. Watkins

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

By Richard Rothstein

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

By Paul Kivel and Howard Zinn

Racial Justice Organizations

Baltimore Racial Justice Action

 Showing Up for Racial Justice