Thursday, June 9, 2022

Juneteenth 2022: A Virtual Celebration Guide (UCONN LIBRARY)

 UConn Library: Juneteenth 2022, A New Day Begun: Your Virtual Celebration Guide


Governor Lamont signed Public Act 22-12 an act establishing Juneteenth Independence Day as a legal holiday in the state of Connecticut. The law does not take effect until October 1, 2022 with the first legally recognized holiday being June 19
th, 2023. 

The UConn Library is proud to join the State of Connecticut and the nation in recognizing Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated in African American communities for over 150 years. On May 5, 2022, lawmakers in the State of Connecticut voted to make Juneteenth an official state holiday. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.

In this guide, you'll find recommends for ways you can celebrate Juneteenth, honor the memories of those who endured enslavement, and support Black communities in Connecticut. 

Connecticut Juneteenth Activities:

Connecticut Landmarks - City of New London, June 11th Sat.

Stamford, CT Citywide Event, June 19th

Juneteenth Celebration with Ubuntu Storytellers - Darien Library, Darien, CT

Community Day - New Britain, CT 

West Haven Celebrates Juneteenth - June 18th Sat.  Brent Watt Park, West Haven, CT

EVENTBRITE Online Events > Select "Juneteenth"

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Black History Month Webinar: " 100 Years of Fair Housing History" - Mon. Feb. 28, 2022 at 6:30pm


             100 Years of Fair Housing History Presentation

                Webinar: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 6:30PM
                with Rashida Rattray, Education & Outreach Coordinator,
                Connecticut Fair Housing Center - 

This presentation explores decades of discriminatory housing policies along with the time periods they were enacted in. Our main objective is to bring attention to the need for Fair Housing Act to be passed in 1968, and to explain how decades of discriminatory policy has shaped our built environment.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

NEA BIG READ STAMFORD: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Calling Toni Morrison Fans! Join the Ferguson Library, Stamford's Public Library for an exciting month of programs for NEA BIG READ STAMFORD starting in October!

NEA Big Reads broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good boo. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

Generously supported by the Friends of the Ferguson Library and offered in partnership with UConn Stamford and Stamford Stands Against Racism.

Friday, June 25, 2021

BCALA-CT Member, Elise Browne honored with a Juneteenth Award




Full video is 1:48:18 in length. Messages by Mayor Justin Elicker and Elder Byron Breland, and performances by Dr. Karima Robinson as Ida B. Wells, Keepers of the Culture Performing Arts Company, singer Lucitta Odyce Adger, artist/poet Shaunda Holloway, and and singers Pamela Campbell and son, Gabriel Abdul-Kareem.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday, 6/19/21

Juneteenth is now a Federal holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recognition.

The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021 when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.