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Why travel on Juneteenth? Traveling opens doors to new cultures and pushes openness and understanding of different cultural practices. It also encourages people to trace back their heritage.
Where to consider traveling on Juneteenth? When choosing a place to travel on Juneteenth, we recommend choosing a location that either immerses you in the history of emancipation, slavery, and the African American experience. Or to choose a destination that highlights and celebrates African American Culture. We also recommend supporting Black-owned businesses on your travels, such as choosing black-owned accommodations and choosing other black-owned businesses along the way.
Below is a list of destinations in the US that offer significance in the history of civil rights in the US.
Referred to as the birthplace of Juneteenth, Galveston offers historical significance and a glimpse into the past with the Juneteenth Emancipation Park. On June 19th, the city also hosts parades and festivals, offering educational resources to visitors.
The birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., offers a historical connection to the Civil Rights movement in the US, you can visit the national historic site that honors MLK. The city also annually offers a music festival and parades on June 19th in honor of Juneteenth.
Plan a trip to the continent of Africa to gather a better cultural understanding.
Here are a few examples of destinations in Africa you can visit and our tips and best travel deals to these destinations;