Celebration of Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth, we've put together a collection of video clips from The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection.

Watch 15 short videos from prominent African American citizens, opens a new window, describing the history of Juneteenth, family Juneteenth celebrations, and what the holiday means to them.

Watch the Videos

If you are outside of a Saint Paul Public Library, use you SPPL library card number to log in and view the videos.

Here's how to do it:

Follow the link to the videos, opens a new window.

You will be asked to "find your institution".

Search for saint paul public library and click Find.

From the search results, click the link for "Saint Paul Public Library."

Then, under the "Saint Paul Public Library" box, enter your SPPL barcode (begins with 22091...) and click Go.

Click on a video to watch it!

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