ACPeds Celebrates Juneteenth!

Human dignity and freedom are inherent rights of ALL children and the protection of these inalienable rights is Best for Children.

Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates the Union Army General Gordon Granger's reading of federal orders in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that proclaimed all slaves in Texas free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had officially freed them almost two and a half years earlier, Texas was the most remote of the slave states with the lowest presence of Union troops, so enactment had been slow. To educate your children and grandchildren and help them understand the significance of this day, here are some resources you can use:


What is Juneteenth? How to Explain the History of the Holiday to Kids
What is Juneteenth? How to Explain the History of the Holiday to Kids
from www.parents.com
This year, teach your family about Juneteenth so you can join in this annual celebration of the independence of the Black community for years to come.
4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Your Kids
4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Your Kids
from www.IndysChild.com
Juneteenth is a day meant for self-reflection, understanding the truths of the past and the realities of the present. Here are some ideas for ways to celebrate Juneteenth with your family.