Juneteenth marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, the day that enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. It is commemorated across the United States and is an official state holiday in Texas. In June 2021, a commemorative public art exhibit, entitled "Because It's Time" and created by artist Dare Coulter, was unveiled on UNCW's campus. This guide was created as a companion resource to the art installation.
For more information on Juneteenth, see the source below and other resources from this guide.
Juneteenth. (2019). In K. Jones (Ed.), African-American holidays, festivals, and celebrations: the history, customs, and symbols associated with both traditional and contemporary religious and secular events observed by Americans of African descent (2nd ed.). Omnigraphics, Inc. Credo Reference: https://login.liblink.uncw.edu/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/ogiahfac/juneteenth/0?institutionId=3329