Black hands raised

Juneteenth is an annual celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. This year, as we continue to stand up for racial justice, we're hosting two events and sharing booklists. Join us to hear the powerful experiences of black men as collected in the anthology Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth and to go on a journey through the African struggle for liberation in the United States with musician, poet, and storyteller Atiba Wilson. 


Juneteenth: A Celebration of Self-Emancipation

Join Atiba Wilson as we celebrate Juneteenth together with music and storytelling.  Wilson, an acclaimed musician, poet, and storyteller, will take us through a historical look at the struggle for liberation by African people in the United States and the post-Reconstruction efforts for full citizenship. Watch live on our Facebook page.

Friday, June 19

A Tribute to Fatherhood: Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth

The book Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth is an open dialogue of healing and growth led by 13 powerful men of color who share stories of love and pain. Black male writers want their stories to create new realities of understanding and love for themselves with their families, communities, and the world. This event will be moderated by the book's editors Julia Shaw & Toni Coleman Brown. Visit here to attend this program.

Friday, June 19



Browse our Celebrate Juneteenth eBook collection on OverDrive.

Browse our Activism & Social Justice eBook collection on OverDrive.


QPL Staff Rally for Racial Justice

See our pictures from this special Juneteenth event.