How parents can celebrate Juneteenth with their kids

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Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, honors the day in 1865 when Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, . Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, honors the day in 1865 when Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, . to share the news that enslaved African Americans were finally free and that the Civil War was officially over. While this was welcomed news, it was also late — . coming more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom to enslaved people in the Confederate states. With Juneteenth steadily gaining more attention, here’s how families can honor the holiday and celebrate with kids in a meaningful way. 1. Join a Juneteenth celebration in your town. 2. Read poetry or books celebrating African American culture. 3. Get crafty with Juneteenth-themed art. 4. Visit a museum — either in-person or online. 5. Read the oral histories of slavery and segregation survivors
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