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How to Celebrate Juneteenth at Home This Year
By LeWahn Wallace of Marveling Millennial
June 18, 2020
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Illustration by the late Sonia Lynn Sadler of a Juneteenth Celebration
How will you spend Juneteenth this year?

We are halfway into the year, and 2020 has proven to be a year of tested patience for many of us. The Coronavirus pandemic shut down the world, while global outrage and mass protests demanding justice, following the police killing of George Floyd.

Now is the time to come together to fight for justice, to celebrate black history, and to educate others on what they might not have read or been taught in their history books. Hello Juneteenth!

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, aka, a true African-American Independence Day. In Texas, slaves were told by Union forces that they were free. The message came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

While Juneteenth is not yet a national holiday, some companies are taking notice of its significance this year. Companies like Twitter and Square recently added Juneteenth to their company holiday calendar.

June 19, 2020, marks a day to remember our ancestors, celebrate black heritage, make economic waves in the black community, and educate those in and outside of the community on why this day is so important. Many large celebrations have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns, but there are so many ways you can celebrate from home.

Plan a Juneteenth Ceremony with Your Family

While you may not be able to go to an annual community Juneteenth ceremony, you can have one at home. Decorate your home in items paying homage to Juneteenth. Create a schedule filled with different activities such as an art hour, a family conversation, learn a traditional dance, make a traditional meal, or even watch an educational film on the emancipation of slavery. Currently, the movie, Just Mercy is free to stream on Redbox Stream. You can also live stream the ceremony on social media or video chat with other friends and family to include them.

Attend a Virtual Celebration

Many organizations will be holding virtual celebrations in place of large in-person gatherings due to coronavirus restrictions. Check to see if your local church, Divine 9 Greek organization, or other community organizations will be holding virtual celebrations. Can’t find any? Here’s a suggestion. The Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination, a non-profit that promotes African-American cultural and educational events, will be holding a virtual celebration from June 15-20.

Juneteenth on Social Media

Many of us are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, Snapchat, and other social media sites every day. On June 19, use your platform to fill up your timelines with images celebrating black culture, black businesses, black art/fashion, black role models, and facts about Juneteenth. You can even use the live feature on Instagram or Facebook to host an interactive virtual discussion with your followers. Create discussions surrounding how your followers can reconnect with members of their community and discuss ways they can help rebuild for the greater good. You can also invite a black business owner or economist to speak to the history and importance of buying black to support the black community.

Now is the time to come together to strengthen the black community. It is also a vital time to educate those outside of our community on how they can adequately join and support the movement.


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This piece was written by LeWahn Wallace of the blog, Marveling Millennial. She is a mid twenty-something-year-old whose reason behind starting a blog was the lack of authenticity of the day-to-day life of the majority of millennial blogs she comes across.

Marveling Millennial is her blog thats based in Washington, DC that covers the many facets of modern day millennials – lifestyle, personal development, personal finance, and everything in-between.

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