Archive for June, 2021

Juneteenth, 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation on June 19, 1865 of the last slaves of the Confederacy. That day came two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation when Union soldiers finally reached Galveston, Texas and proclaimed the slaves of Texas free. This is a celebration for all Americans who love liberty and freedom. The annual commemoration is […]

Queer History & Fun Reads for Pride Month 🌈

Happy Pride Month! Or, at the library, Rainbow Book Month. Pride is celebrated in June each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a landmark event in the Gay Liberation Movement, which evolved into today’s LGBTQIA+ rights movements. This post highlights a few materials from the Gustavus Library collection that celebrate queer history, the present, […]