Libraries and Ask a Librarian Service Closed for Juneteenth (6/19)

JuneteenthIn observance of Juneteenth, the libraries and our Ask a Librarian service will be closed Friday 6/19 so libraries staff can reflect on our role in upholding structural racism and plan anti-racist action.


Looking for anti-racist resources to dig into? Here are a few we recommend:

Beyond Williams:

The History of Juneteenth” (the late Dr. Hari Jones, Civil War Historian and Curator at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. speaks at “The Juneteenth Book Festival Symposium on Black Literature & Literacy.”  June
19, 2015.   Talk begins at 14:25 and runs 14 minutes)


Williams Specific:

Race, Injustice, Black Lives Matter: Recommended reading from Williams faculty and staff (Williams Record, June 3 2020)

Responding to Racial Violence resource guide (The Davis Center)

Juneteenth Film Playlist (Kanopy)


Subject Headings to Explore:

Antislavery movements — United States — History

Antislavery movements — United States — Periodicals


Slavery — Social aspects — Southern States — History

Black lives matter movement


Have questions? Ask a Librarian (we’ll get back to you on Monday)! Know of a resource we should add to our collection? Please suggest a purchase.