Celebrating Juneteenth

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day recognizes the historic day on June 19th, 1865 that federal troops landed in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation from 1863 declaring all slaves free. BIGGBY® COFFEE exists to support people in building a life they love and to ensure that we are living up to that commitment, we must acknowledge and honor this day and it’s history while recognizing that there is still much work to be done to create a world where we all truly can build a life we love. It is on this day of celebration we wish you all a very happy Juneteenth!


There are so many movies, podcasts, books and other creations from Black voices, artists and creators that we encourage you to share and explore. We have listed just a few below if you are interested in learning more.




  • American Son
  • 13th
  • Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea
  • When They See Us
  • Whose Streets


Amazon Prime

  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • The Last Black Man In San Francisco



  • 16 Shots



  • Just Mercy
  • Miss Juneteenth
  • BlacKkKlansman



  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality



Reading List:

  • Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison
  • Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
  • How to Be an Anti Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Purpose of Power by Alicia Garza
  • A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls LaNier and Lisa Frazier Page
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Conjure Women by Afia Atakora



  • The History of Juneteenth
  • Code Switch
  • There Goes The Neighborhood
  • Come Through with Rebecca Carroll
  • Intersectionality Matters
  • 74 Seconds
  • Ear Hustle
  • The History of Juneteenth with Terry Gross and Annette Gordon-Reed