A significant day in the history of the United States, Juneteenth, is upcoming and is often misunderstood or forgotten completely.  As an organization, we invite you to take some time off, not only to reflect on the importance of this historic event but also to educate yourself on the racial issues in our World. At Mosaic, we envision a world that values human rights for ALL. We stand firm with everyone regardless of their skin color, religion, or creed. We are committed to doing what we can to stand up, speak up, listen, and support. As an agency, we will be increasing our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to allow a platform for education and advocacy. Below are some educational materials and resources that you can review to assist in this upcoming journey.

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19, the day in 1865 when slaves were freed in the State of Texas. It’s also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Jubilee Day. The order was delivered in Galveston, Texas by U.S. General Gordon Granger

Why is it significant? Specifically, Juneteenth marks the day when word arrived Texas that slaves had been freed – more than two years after slaves were officially freed in the south by the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

What can I do to honor and acknowledge this day? You can read, learn, watch, visit, and act! Multicultural resources are available here

See links below for ideas:

Things to Do:

Experience an African American Cultural Experience Day in Dallas Hosted by Visit Dallas African American Dallas Historic Markers:

Freedman’s Cemetery

Pike Park

African American Museum Juanita Craft Civil Rights House

Community Events:

Dallas MLK Center Juneteenth Celebration

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will host a Drive-Thru Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attendees can drive through the MLK parking lot and receive free non-perishable food items, hygiene kits, and household products


Register to Vote, and VOTE!

Complete the 2020 Census


Go Tell It On The Mountain

White Fragility

The New Jim Crow

Between the World and Me

The Color of Law

Savage Inequalities

The Other Wes Moore

A Day of Blood: The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot

Stamped from the Beginning

Medical Apartheid

Lies My Teacher Told Me·

Courageous Conversations About Race


Courageous Conversation


Black Wall Street

Wilmington Race Riot


Systemic Racism


Wilmington Race Riots James Baldwin – Black Lives Matter       Black Wall Street


Systemic Racism

Race and Privilege




Just Mercy

I Am Not Your Negro

Self Made

Elementary Genocide: The School to Prison Pipeline

American Son

Hidden Figures

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

When They See Us



Dr. Walter Nguyen

Executive Director

Mosaic Family Services