Happy Juneteenth! On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African Americans that the Civil war had ended and that they were free under the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln two and a half years earlier. This holiday, now a Federal holiday, is celebrated to commemorate that … Continue reading Exploring Black History on Juneteenth!
Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In celebration of Asian culture, we are exploring the diversity of Asian stories! As you may know by now, folklore is one of my favorite types of stories. They remind me of my childhood in Nigeria – when the cousins were around, we would gather on the … Continue reading Celebrating the Diversity of Asian Stories