Jun 8, 2020
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the abolition of slavery here in the United States. Every year on June 19th families come together to celebrate the resilience of our ancestors who survived and persevered during one of the darkest times of our nation’s history. We take time to reflect on where we are as a family, a community, and a nation and how we can work together to better live out our country’s values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Listen in to hear the history of Juneteenth and how your family can take part in this powerful celebration.
Make sure to take a photo and use the hashtag #fnbjuneteenth so that we can see how your family is celebrating this powerful holiday!
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Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode
First Name Basis Podcast: Season 1, Episode 3: “Talking To Your Children About Slavery”
“Free At Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation” by Doreen Rappaport
“Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking” by Toni Tipton-Martin*
Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery (the website where you can transcribe the newspaper ads of formerly enslaved people looking for their family members)
“Hot Links & Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth” by Nicole Taylor, The New York Times
“Black Codes,” History.com
“What is a white saviour complex?” Faima Bakar
Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood