Celebrating Juneteenth

As an extension of #ShutDownStem, ASPB acknowledges the importance of Juneteenth, a day widely celebrated by the African American community to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day that more than 250,000 slaves in Texas were informed they were free – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Below is a list of resources that we encourage you to consult. Read more about Juneteeth, and learn more about Black scientists. If you have additional resources to share with the community, please add them below in the Comments section.

About Juneteeth Day

National Museum of African American History – https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/celebrating-juneteenth

Encyclopaedia Britannica – https://www.britannica.com/topic/Juneteenth

Juneteenth.com – https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

About Black Scientists

Biography.com – https://www.biography.com/people/groups/black-scientists

Livescience.com – https://www.livescience.com/amazing-black-scientists.html

PBS.org – https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/ten-black-scientists-that-science-teachers-should-know-about-and-free-resources

Twitter – #BlackintheIvoryTower – https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BlackInTheIvoryTower&src=typeahead_click

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