Library Resources

Commemorating Juneteenth

Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 when Union Army General Granger issued General Order No. 3, relaying the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. This announcement came more than a month after the official end of the Civil War and over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

To commemorate Juneteenth, this post features a selection of resources highlighting music, first-person accounts from former enslaved individuals, and the gradual abolition of slavery in New York State.

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10 Asian & Pacific Islander American Authors to Read Next

This post features books by ten Asian & Pacific Islander American authors, which are available at the library. Month-long celebrations like AAPI Heritage Month are important for amplifying marginalized voices, but it’s also necessary to speak out against anti-Asian discrimination and violence at all times. Reading helps us expand our horizons and become better allies – this list will give you plenty of material to get started.

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Database Highlight: Artfilms

Artfilms is a streaming video database that includes thousands of masterclasses, documentaries, shorts, and interviews from around the world. A new collection of documentaries and dramas produced in Rwanda were recently added to the Artfilms catalog and are available to stream now.

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