- The Harvard Gazette
The holiday and how to celebrate it
Annette Gordon-Reed details how the Texas community honored the Juneteenth anniversary and what we gain from celebrating it as a nation.
- Harvard Law School
"Everyone can celebrate this advance in human rights"
- Harvard Division of Continuing Education
A discussion of our past, present, and future
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Stories of Juneteenth: a conversation with Ms. Opal Lee
- Harvard Art Museums
In honor of Juneteenth
- Harvard Business Review
How your organization can recognize Juneteenth
What does Juneteenth mean to you?
Join the Harvard community in sharing your thoughts on Juneteenth.
I am excited about the thickening archive of stories that depict how African Americans inhabited and commemorated their freedom."
Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School; Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
It should always be a day we all reflect on our journey to become a more just and fair society—in every way."
Head coach, Harvard Basketball
We’re not celebrating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, but … the change in the material conditions of folks on the ground."
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. student; member of the W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society Steering Committee
I now view Juneteenth as the true Independence Day, because that was the day when all Americans got their freedom."
Class of 2022 alum; co-founder of the Generational African American Student Association
Holidays like Juneteenth exist not only to celebrate how far we have come but to also demonstrate that we still have a long way to go."
Class of 2022 alum; former president of the Harvard Black Students Association