Juneteenth Book Giveaway for Adults

- Available for pick-up on June 13 @ 11:00am.


Juneteenth has been touted as a national day celebrating the end of slavery. Observances from coast to coast have turned this event into part of the national conversation about race, slavery, and how Americans understand, acknowledge, and explain what has been called the national “original sin.” But, why Juneteenth? Where did this celebration come from? What is the origin story? What are the facts, and legends, around this important day in the nation’s history? This is the first scholarly book to delve into the history behind Juneteenth. Using decades of research in archives around the nation, this book helps separate myth from reality and tells the story behind the celebration in a way that provides new understanding and appreciation for the event.

Patrons who register for this book giveaway for adults will receive one (1) copy of the book Juneteenth: The Story Behind the Celebration as a part of our Juneteenth Celebration Week. This event is geared towards adults. Registration is required for this event! For more information, contact Kaitlyn at (708) 748-3731 ext 31.

Registration for this event will open on May 30th.