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Historical significance of Juneteenth

  • Featuring: Tiffanie Walker & Montserrat Archila
  • Date Submitted: May 19, 2023
  • Location: California

Co-chairs of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council for Providence in Northern California, Tiffanie and Montserrat talk about the significance of Juneteenth. This historic event was not being taught in public schools, so Tiffanie’s grandmother took it upon herself to educate the family about its historical significance and made it a day of celebration. Edit credit: Mike Addis

Photo credit: Smithsonian Institute

To learn more about Juneteenth, please visit The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth | National Museum of African American History and Culture (


  • Tiffanie Walker
  • Montserrat Archila
  • Juneteenth
  • Slavery
  • Enslaved