Juneteenth - Books, Films, Events and More

5 UC Berkeley experts pick Library materials to help us reflect on Juneteenth - UC Berkeley Library 

Juneteenth book suggestions - Fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality, still necessary over 150 years later from Penguin Random House. 

Kids' Books to Celebrate Juneteenth  - New York Public Library

Anti-Racism Resouces - Books, Articles, Films, Podcasts, and more 

To highlight the perseverance of Africans from 1619 to the present day,  A. Hamilton at the UC Berkeley Library has selected 40 films to acknowledge and commemorate the many voices that have contributed to American history. "These films tell compelling historical narratives and appeal to a broad audience, forming a space for educators to use these resources to link our diverse history to the classroom."

Kanopy's Juneteenth film selections - watch free with your library card.

Juneteenth Essays - Video essays from prominent and emerging writers, artists, activists, community leaders and teachers reflecting on Juneteenth and how this consequential moment in American. The Smithsonian Channel

Black Life - BAMPFA podcast. Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this multidisciplinary event series. For more from series curators Ryanaustin Dennis and Ruth Gebreyesus, sign up for the monthly Black Life Newsletter.

Rosa Lee Perspective - Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work to date, featuring approximately seventy quilts, pieced tops, embroideries, assemblages, and decorated objects. It reveals Tompkins to be an artist of extraordinary variety, depth, and impact. (BAMPFA through July 18, 2021)

Juneteenth events around the Bay Area

Juneteenth on the Waterfront - Megablack SF. June 29, 8 am - 2 pm

San Francisco Black Film Festival - June 17 - 20, 2021

Museum of African Diaspora invites you to celebrate Juneteenth with a daylong lineup of virtual talks and workshops.

Panel Discussion | Juneteenth: Connecting The Historic To The Now. June 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. 
A panel of scholars will explore the origins of Juneteenth and discuss the historical and current political significance of the holiday. Panelists:  Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M. Loeb University Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University; Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University; and Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Kevin Young, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will moderate. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and Museum of the African Diaspora, a Smithsonian Affilliate.

African American Museum Oakland

Museum of the African Diaspora - San Francisco. MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.