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Culture & Events / 06.17.2021

Juneteenth 2021

Grafik will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth. During this annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, we are encouraging staff to learn, celebrate and reflect upon how we can collectively contribute toward a more just future for our nation and community.

If you’re interested in learning more about Juneteenth, feel free to explore the resources below aggregated by our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee:

Educational resources:
What is Juneteenth? Historians Explain the Holiday’s Importance (NPR Segment)
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth (Smithsonian Article)
BCA Philadelphia Equity & Anti-Racism Resources 

Ways to participate in Juneteenth:
• The DC History Center (801 K Street NW) is reopening its exhibits in honor of Emancipation Day.
• The 28 Blocks Memorial (326 R St NE, Washington DC) along the Metropolitan Branch Trail honors those who built the Lincoln Memorial.
• Take a virtual tour of Frederick Douglass’ home. While the former home of the famed abolitionist, author and orator is closed due to the pandemic, you can safely tour it right from your computer.
• Other Juneteenth Events in the Washington, DC Area
• Other Juneteenth Events in the Philadelphia, PA Area

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