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Learn about and Celebrate Juneteeth, PBS

Resources that can serve as a starting point for further exploration:

A concise explanation of Juneteenth from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

A brief video from the New York Historical Society

An article on Opal Lee and her fight to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

A library of local African Heritage resources from Dutchess County Historical Society, which includes information on Dutchess County Equality Trails   

Community Celebrations:

R.E.A.L. Skills NetworkCelebration Commemorating the Life of Theodore “Tree” Arrington—June 17th, 12 p.m. ~ Mansion Square Park ~ Poughkeepsie, NY

Saving Our TomorrowJuneteenth Celebrating Freedom—June 19th, 2023 ~ 12-5 p.m. ~ Pulaski Park ~ Poughkeepsie, NY

Sun River HealthBecause of Juneteenth—June 16th, 2023 ~ 7-9 p.m. ~ Paramount Theater ~ Peekskill, NY