The History of Juneteenth
On June 19, 1865, nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln emancipated enslaved Africans in America, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas with news of freedom. More than 250,000 African Americans embraced freedom by executive decree in what became known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day. With the principles of self-determination, citizenship, and democracy magnifying their hopes and dreams, those Texans held fast to the promise of true liberty for all.
Students will participate in a 8 week Superhero Diversity camp. This camp is designed to introduce students to the diverse mainstream superheroes we all know and love. Our weekly selected superheroes are intentional, essential, and fall within Maslow’s (expanded) Hierarchy of Needs. By introducing the diverse set of superheroes we provide the opportunity for students to explore the differences in each and appreciate the need for acceptance regardless of a person's identity or background. We further encourage students to apply the superhero stories to real life concepts as a way to divulge diversity.