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Celebrating Juneteenth

Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day 


Juneteenth marks the true end of slavery in the US, when the last enslaved Black Americans were freed on June 19, 1865 — two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Although celebrations of Juneteenth (which originated in Galveston, Texas) have been held for decades, the date received recognition as a federal holiday in 2021.  

Freedom and inclusion are closely held values at Codesmith. We believe in the freedom to live your life on your own terms — no matter your background — and offer a pathway to do so through coding. Last year, the Codesmith team compiled a (non-exhaustive) list of resources to further our own understanding and to share with all of you, and we've updated it this year to include additional materials. We hope you'll join us on this day of celebration & education. 

Share your favorite resource on our most recent Instagram post to help us add to the list and continue learning.


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