On June 19th, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas and announced that all enslaved Black people in the state were free by executive decree. Known as Juneteenth, the day serves as America’s second Independence Day. You can celebrate this powerful moment of history by supporting Black independent authors who write about what it truly means to be equal and free in America.
Dr. Otto Stallworth Jr.’s memoir is eloquent, influential, and deeply relevant. The book tells his life story, coming from “the most segregated city in America” to becoming a medical doctor. His journey is filled with lessons and wisdom that will stick with readers – and allow them to truly feel every step along the way.
Black History Month is a great time to celebrate Black talents in all industries, authors included! This annual celebration is a crucial time to recognize, appreciate, and honor African American achievements – and their central role in United States history.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, it’s appropriate to spend some time thinking about his life and achievements. There are many ways to honor such an extraordinary man. You can engage with your community and create constructive action. You also can educate yourself more on topics of social justice and equity to keep his legacy alive. Here are some books that address critical issues involving the fight for equality and justice in America.