Throughout June, the Juneteenth Committee has shared a series of historical spotlights to help increase knowledge about Juneteenth 1865. The last spotlight in this series discusses traditions.
“Juneteenth traditions vary across the U.S. As the tradition of Juneteenth spread across the U.S., different localities put different spins on celebrations. In southern states, the holiday is traditionally celebrated with oral histories and readings, ‘red soda water’ or strawberry soda, and barbecues. Some states serve up Marcus Garvey salad with red, green and black beans, in honor of the black nationalist. Rodeos have become part of the tradition in the southwest, while contests, concerts and parades are a common theme across the country.” (Source: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/501680/12-things-you-might-not-know-about-juneteenth).
Learn more by visiting the LLCC Juneteenth Guide at https://library.llcc.edu/juneteenth.