Juneteenth related books available at the Loveland Library

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Adult Books
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the end of slavery; by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer

On Juneteenth; by Annette Gordon-Reed

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America; by Clint Smith

My Face is Black is True: Callie House and the struggle for ex-slave reparations; by Mary Frances Berry

Available Digitally (Hoopla or Libby/Overdrive):
Closer to Freedom: enslaved women and everyday resistance in the plantation South; by Stephanie M. H.Camp

A Black Women's History of the United States; by Daina Berry and Kali Gross

Juneteenth: A Novel; by Ralph Ellison

General Gordon Granger: the savior of Chickamauga and the man behind "Juneteenth"; by Robert C. Conner

Juneteenth; by Vaunda Micheaux Nelse (Children’s)

Juneteenth; by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack (Children’s)

Juneteenth; by R.J. Bailey (Children’s) Juneteenth; by Emily Dolbear (Children’s)

Juneteenth; by Lisa A. Crayton (Children’s)

Juneteenth: el fin de la esclavitud en texas (juneteenth); by Angela Leeper (Children’s)

The Story of Juneteenth: an interactive history adventure; by Steven Otfinoski (Children’s)

The Story behind Juneteenth; by Jack Reader (Children’s)

Hidden Black history: from Juneteenth to redlining; by Amanda Jackson Green (Children’s)

Children’s Books:
Juneteenth for Mazie; by Floyd Cooper

Juneteenth; by Julie Murray Come

Juneteenth; by Ann Rinaldi (Teen)

All different now: Juneteenth, the first day of freedom; by Angela Johnson

Freedom Bird; by Jerdine Nolen

The Bell Rang; by James E. Ransome

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Lift Every Voice and Sing
Often referred to as "The Black National Anthem"

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won

Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
Out from the gloomy past
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast

God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path, we pray
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee

Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
Shadowed beneath Thy hand
May we forever stand
True to our God
True to our native land
Our native land

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: R.m. Carter / J.r. Johnson / J.w. Johnson
Lift Every Voice and Sing lyrics © Edward B Marks Music Company, Marks Edward B. Music Corp., Glorysound, A Div. Of Shawnee Press, Inc., Funky Onion Publishing

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