Employee-Recommended Books, Movies, Documentaries and Podcasts to Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. One way to honor those who fought to eradicate racism and create a more equal and just world, is through continued learning, listening, and challenging our preconceived notions about race and culture. The following resource list was developed by employee-members of the PulteGroup Diversity Board. Perhaps one of these suggestions might inspire you! We’ve included hyper-links to help you access these suggestions. Do you have others to add? We encourage you to expand this library by sharing your suggestions.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and offer your ideas in the COMMENTS section.

Juneteenth Resources & Media:

Juneteenth World Wide Celebration All about Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
The Guide to Allyship An open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally.
What is Juneteenth and Why Do We Celebrate? Youtube Video
The History Behind the Holiday Youtube Video
About Juneteenth Wikipedia
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow By: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
ABC’s Black-ish: Season 4 Episode 1, “Juneteenth”  Click Here to Watch the Animation Included in this Episode
FX’s Atlanta: Season 1, Episode 9, “Juneteenth” Available on FX and Hulu 
How to Celebrate Juneteenth The New York Times



The Color of Law By Richard Rothstein
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents By: Isabel Wilkerson
Me and White Supremacy By: Layla F. Saad
White Fragility By: Robin DiAngelo
Categorically Unequal By: Douglas Massey
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man By: Emmanuel Acho
How to be Less Stupid About Race By: Crystal Marie Fleming


Selma Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey
Just Mercy Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson
Hidden Figures Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise PBS Documentary
13th Netflix Documentary

Ted Talks/Podcasts/Social:

The Lie that Invented Racism TED Talk
Happy Birthday, by Stevie Wonder Medium
Code Switch NPR
Want a Just World? Be an Unlikely Ally TED Talk

Do you have more to add to the list? Leave your comment below.


  1. Another book I found very helpful and enjoyable was “So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. I know Amazon is easy and convenient, but may I suggest linking to Black-owned and locally-owned bookstores? This can be very simple via bookshop.org. One store I am partial to is that of Rachel Cargle, an activist who opened a store called Elizabeth’s in Akron, Ohio.

    1. I checked and all the books listed can be purchased from Elizabeth’s online 🙂