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Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
What is Juneteenth? Henry Lewis Gates, The Root
A well-written and informative article about Juneteenth and it's positive, ongoing effects in America.
Emancipation Proclamation: Primary Documents in American History
On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This research guide compiles digital materials at the Library of Congress, links to related external websites, and a print bibliography.
The 1619 Project is a long-form journalism project developed by Nikole Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine which "aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States' national narrative". The project was first published in The New York Times Magazine in August 2019 for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colony of Virginia. The project later included a broadsheet article, live events, and a podcast.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Black Lives Matter
The official site of the transformative movement
Black Trans Lives Matter
Every year too many transgender or gender non-conforming lives are lost - the majority of which were Black transgender women. This site links to Black Queer & Trans organizations that need our support. We can't stop fighting until justice and equality are served.
Black Women Radicals
Black Women Radicals (BWR) is a Black feminist advocacy organization dedicated to uplifting Black women and gender expansive people’s radical political activism.
The MCNY Library has many books devoted to and related to Black Lives Matter, the fight for racial justice, the history of White Supremacy, the work of anti-racism, the history of Women of Color Feminism and more. See our Race Matters Research Guide and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Celebrating African American Literature (with the MCNY Library)
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
The Fire This Time by
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
The Half Has Never Been Told by
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
How to Be an Antiracist by
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
The New Jim Crow by
Publication Date: 2012-01-16
Remembering Jim Crow by
Publication Date: 2003-02-13
Stamped from the Beginning by
Publication Date: 2017-08-15
Stony the Road by
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
The Warmth of Other Suns by
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
James Baldwin: Collected Essays (LOA #98) by
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
Mirror to America by
Publication Date: 2005-11-02
Black Fortunes by
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
They Were Her Property by
Publication Date: 2019-02-19
How We Get Free by
Publication Date: 2017-12-05
How We Fight White Supremacy by
Publication Date: 2019-03-26