Happy Juneteenth!

Tea cakes for Juneteenth

Tea cakes for Juneteenth

Juneteenth celebrates the abolition of slavery in Texas and throughout the south, recognized as a state holiday in 45 states. Celebrants may participate in parades, rodeos, street fairs, cookouts, family reunions, park parties, reenactments and even Miss Juneteenth contests!

Readings of the Emancipation Proclamation and recitation of poems and singing of meaningful songs are also popular.

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou:

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Complete poem on poets.org…

Popular Celebratory Food

Barbecue * Collard Greens & Sweet Potatoes * Red Soda * Tea Cakes

 

Interesting resources on Pinterest…

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