Tag: Juneteenth Book Festival

  • A snapshot of the Juneteenth Book Festival 2020.

    A snapshot of the Juneteenth Book Festival 2020.

    The Juneteenth Book Festival, organised by author L.L. McKinney and book publicist Saraciea Fennell, happened this past June 19, 2020. Its aim was to shine a light on the width and breadth of Black American literature and honour the legacy of Black American storytelling. It was not the first Juneteenth Book Festival in living memory…

  • Juneteenth Book Festival set to happen on June 19.

    Juneteenth Book Festival set to happen on June 19.

    The Juneteenth Book Festival is set to happen on YouTube on June 19, 2020. On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger arrived with Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas, USA and announced to enslaved African Americans that the Civil War had ended and they were free. June 19 became known as Juneteenth Day, celebrated by African…