Three Ways to Honor Juneteenth
Juneteenth is celebrated because it marks the end of slavery in 1865. Juneteenth is not just a holiday for Black people — everyone should observe it. Juneteenth is about freedom- something the United States has always celebrated.
Since Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, many schools, businesses and government buildings will be closed on Monday, June 20. If you're looking for something to do, we’ve rounded up three ways to celebrate Juneteenth, whether virtually or in person.
Spend with Black-Owned businesses
Many Black-owned companies struggled during the pandemic and could use your support. According to Forbes Black-owned businesses fell 41% between February and April 2020.
While reparations are still being negotiatied, you can do your part by spending with Black-owned business, putting money towards driving change. Explore WISe Wellness Guild's Black-owned business partners and show your support today!
Plan a trip! Set aside the day to dive even deeper into the past, present and future of Black culture at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Feeling a roadtrip? Explore the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, Illinois, or the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in New York.
Can't get away? Surf the interwebs to educate yourself.
Get the kids involved
It's never too early to start teaching your children about Juneteenth.
Here are a few Juneteenth resources for kids, crafts as well as a kid-friendly song to help support the education on its history.
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