What is Juneteenth?!

Jun 03, 2021

June 19, 2021, people from all over the United States will be celebrating Juneteenth. But what IS Juneteenth, and why are we celebrating?

Juneteenth has many names. It includes Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Liberation Day, and Jubilee Day! Whatever name makes you happy, this day is celebrated as the day that the slaves in Texas, learned that slavery had been abolished. 

This is important, because, even though slavery was abolished with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, there was no efficient way to spread the news over a large area in a short amount of time. In fact the only way the news that slavery had been abolished traveled throughout the US was as a result of the Union army soldiers enforcing the new laws. 

Well, since Texas, was so far away south from a lot of the other states, the slaves in Texas did not learn that they were free until June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This is how the celebration started, and it has spread throughout the United States ever since then. 

In fact, there are more major companies now, more than ever, that are declaring Juneteenth an official holiday AND joining in on the celebration!

We like to celebrate Juneteenth, by highlighting Black-Owned children's brands that we enjoy and that you can celebrate by shopping with them here! Get into this list below:

 

1.  The Feeling Friends

2.  FroBabies

3. South LA Robotics

4. Gifted and Lit

5. Puzzle Huddle

6. Ready for Spanish

7. Callaloo Kids

8. Playtime Edventures

9. UWish and The Black Santa Company

10. Melanin Origins

11. Brown Sugar Fairy Books

12. Epic Everyday

13. Little Muffin Cakes

14. Kids Plenty

15. Beautiful Curly Me

16. Teni and Tayo

 

Last but definitely not least: RainbowMe Kids!!!

 

Celebrate with friends, family, and other loved ones this Juneteenth, and make it a point to celebrate these amazing brands. 

 

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