In honor of Juneteenth, Littles and Bigs attended the Juneteenth Jamboree at the Children’s Museum on Saturday, June 19. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.”
The event featured live performances and storytelling; yard games and activities; giveaways; a community artist showcase; and a community partner showcase.
On today’s blog, we feature some of our matches who attended this celebration as they share what they learned about Juneteenth. Thank you to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for hosting an important and meaningful activity for our community!
“I learned that that Juneteenth is the celebration of the freedom of slaves. Juneteenth is important because human beings should not have to be treated like that and be considered as a slave.” – Little Sister Amya, matched with Big Sister Brenda