“Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom” by Charles A. Taylor

Charles Margrave Taylor CC GOQ FRSC FBA is a Canadian philosopher from Montreal, Quebec, and professor emeritus at McGill University best known for his contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, the history of philosophy, and intellectual history. 


Read Aloud Tips

  • Introduce the book by having a discussion about Juneteenth and the students’ experience with this day in history.

  • Request for students to note any vocabulary, terms, or events that are unfamiliar. Encourage them to research these items and share.

  • Have meaningful discussions after reading. Ask thought-provoking questions like:
    • “What would you have done?”
    • “What feelings or emotions does this bring up for you?”
    • “Who do you relate to the most? Why?”

Dr. Taylor’s book and poignant illustrations provide pertinent historical information about Juneteenth for future generations to enjoy. – Reverend Ronald “Doc” Myers, Sr., M.D.: Founder of the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign

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