Recognizing Juneteenth with Resources for Learning and Growth

In recognition of Juneteenth, we reiterate our commitment to be an ally to the Black community. As part of that allyship, we have dedicated time to listening, reading, watching, discussing, learning, and growing. We gathered some text, film, and podcast resources that have helped inform us, recently, and we offer them here in the hope they can also help others.


History of Juneteenth – 

What is Juneteenth? – New York Times

What is Juneteenth? – PBS

Juneteenth: The 155-year-old holiday’s history explained – CNBC

Emancipation Proclamation – National Archives

The Thirteenth Amendment – National Constitution Center


The Meaning behind Juneteenth (video) – Global News 

This is Why Juneteenth is Important for America (video) – The Root

The Legendary Roots Crew Presents: Juneteenth (video) – Black-Ish

Talks to help you understand racism in America – TED

Just Mercy (film) – Amazon Prime

13th (film) – Netflix

#blackAF (series) – Netflix

Dear White People (series) – Netflix

Little Fires Everywhere (series) – Hulu


“Protesting 1, 2, 3” – What a Day (podcast) w/ Akilah Hughes & Gideon Resnick

“No Statues for Bad Men” – What a Day (podcast) w/ Akilah Hughes & Gideon Resnick

“Why Now, White People?” – NPR’s Code Switch (podcast)

Seeing White (podcast) – John Biewen & Chenjerai Kumanyika

1619 (podcast) – Nikole Hannah-Jones, Annie Brown, Adizah Eghan, & Kelly Prime

 Other Resources & Lists

Justice in June: Roadmaps for Becoming More Informed Every Day – Autumn Gupta & Bryanna Wallace

Anti-Racism Resources – Sarah Sophie Flicker & Alyssa Klein

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice – Corinne Shutack