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New and forthcoming Black Resources Collection

Black Resource Collection is a cultural collection offering a variety of materials that are primarily written by African Diasporic authors. Ranging from the latest fiction titles to out-of-print newspapers, this collection also has materials for all ages that focus on the experience of the African Diaspora. BRC materials can be found at all library locations. This is a list of exciting new and forthcoming titles from the collection's selector.

Juneteenth: Culture, Cookouts and Cowboys

Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the U.S. Civil War had ended, marking the end of slavery for African Americans in this country. Since then, June 19th or "Juneteenth" has been observed as a holiday, celebrating the end of slavery in America, and its meaning to the cultural resiliency of African Americans over the years. Created by the Black Cultural Library Advocates team, this list of Juneteenth reads was curated to highlight the importance of celebration, community gathering, and honoring history.