What is Juneteenth? – Resources

Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19 and is an officially recognized QuickFrame holiday. Each year, the QuickFrame team takes the day to honor the end of slavery in the United States and to self-educate on the ongoing fight for racial justice around the world. Over the years, we’ve curated an educational resource hub of books, articles, podcasts, and videos on topics related to Juneteenth. 

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth—also known as Freedom Day and Jubilee Day—is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, which took place on June 19, 1865.

Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863, not all states freed slaves for another two and a half years. June 19th marks the date on which Texas, the last state to do so, officially freed all enslaved people in the state.

The New York Times published a brief guide that tells the history of the day and provides an overview of why Juneteenth has become even more important this year.

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Juneteenth Resources
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Juneteenth Client Videos We Love

ABC: Juneteenth TV Special

ABC used QuickFrame to create segments for an hour-long TV special in 2020 about Juneteenth. In a year where protests against systemic racism took over the United States, QuickFrame was honored to help celebrate Juneteenth by cataloguing the day’s historical significance through video content.

ABC’s stylistic approach to this project showcases the narrative power and versatility that stock photography can have when it’s paired with expert storytelling and animation. 

ABC: What America Owes

After working on educational segments for ABC’s Good Morning America, QuickFrame was tapped to create a series of animated videos for Nightline. The news program used QuickFrame to create 3 educational videos on the U.S.’s history of reparations to marginalized groups, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.

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