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 print books, eBooks and streaming videos celebrating Juneteenth. On this guide you can:
On April 20, 2022 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:
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.
We 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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