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Celebrate Juneteenth!

Learn about the Juneteenth holiday and take a look at some of the Juneteenth materials CCC Library has in our collection.

About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is short for June Nineteenth, and is celebrated on the nineteenth of June every year! The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the day that news of emancipation reached Galveston, Texas in 1865- two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth was originally celebrated in Texas, but has become a widespread tradition in the United States. Juneteenth became an official federal holiday on June 17th, 2021. 

CCC Library has curated a list of eBooks and streaming videos celebrating Juneteenth. On this guide you can:

  • Visit the eBooks page to view a collection of eBooks CCC Library has chosen to highlight in celebration of Juneteenth. 
  • Visit the Streaming Videos page to view a collection of videos about Juneteenth from CCC Library.
  • Suggest a purchase for CCC library. Are we missing something? Let us know by visiting the Suggest a Purchase page and completing the form there. 

Juneteenth at CCC

On April 20, the CCC Board of Education issued a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth (June 19th) as an official holiday of the college.  

Recognition of Juneteenth as an official paid holiday will impact students and employees in the following ways:

  • As June 19th is a Sunday this year, the holiday will be recognized on June 20. Recognizing a holiday that falls on a Sunday on the following Monday is in alignment with the college’s practices around other holidays that are recognized on a specific date.
  • The college will be closed and classes canceled on June 20. 
    • This means that the college will be closed on the first day of summer term. Classes for summer term will resume June 21. 
  • The academic calendar has been updated to include Juneteenth.

Juneteenth events at CCC and in Oregon


Learn More!

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the Clackamas Community College campuses reside on the traditional homelands of the Clackamas, Cascades, and Tumwater bands of Chinooks, as well as the Tualatin and Pudding River bands of Kalapuya and the Northern Molalla people. It is important that we acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices they endure. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering and to this dialogue. Please join us in taking this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of this land, their lives, and their descendants still caring for the land today.

Labor Acknowledgement

We also acknowledge that our nation has benefited and profited from the free enslaved labor of Black people. We honor the legacy of the African diaspora and Black life, and the knowledge, skills, and human spirit that persevere in spite of violence and White supremacy.

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