With Juneteenth heading our way, I thought I would share some simple Juneteenth Flag Coloring Pages. I have created three options for you, depending on your personal preferences – providing the “official” Juneteenth Flag – with the American red, white and blue, as well as the Pan-African flag, representing Black freedom world wide.
Juneteenth is celebrated on the 19th of June and represents the day that ensalved Black Americans heard the news of the Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln signed this on January 1, 1863, but it wasn’t until over two years later that news reached Texas on the 19th June 1865.
Juneteenth has been celebrated since, but didn’t become a federal National Holiday until very recently in 2021. This was only introduced after the Black Lifes Matter movement – sparked by the deaths George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in 2020.
There are two flags that represent Juneteenth.
The first is the Red, Black and Green Pan-African flag, also considered the Black Liberation Flag. You can read more about it’s history here.
The second is the Red, White and Blue Juneteeth Flag more recently designed and created. See Trivia and Facts about this flag below.
I decided that any coloring page resource, should represent both flags, so you can choose the one more meaningful to you.
3 Juneteenth Flag Coloring Pages
Grab your printable Juneteenth Flag Coloring Pages here!
As to our Juneteenth Triva questions…
Juneteenth Facts and Quiz
8 of these questions are included in the Juneteenth Flag Cootie Catcher. But have added additional information so you can use this in your lesson plans, as well as the “write your own” facts and quiz cootie catcher version of this craft!
Why are Juenteenth flag colors red, white and blue?
To show that the formerly enslaved and their descendants are free Americans too.
What does the Arc represent?
A new horizon – promising future for Black Americans.
What does the Star represent?
A nod to the Lone Star State, Texas, but also the freedom of every Black American in all 50 States
What does the Burst represent?
Represents a nova (new star) – a new beginning for all.
Where was Juneteenth first celebrated?
When was Juneteenth first celebrated?
June 19th, 1865
What is the red, geen and black flag?
The black Pan-African Flag representing all Africans worldwide. The colors are also regarded as a symbol of Black freedom.
What does Juneteenth celebrate?
The day news of emancipation reached the people of Galveston, Texas
When was the Emancipation Proclamation signed?
January 1, 1863
Which president signed the Emancipation Proclamation?
What is Juneteenth also called?
Freedom Day or Emancipation Day
When was Juneteenth declared a federal holiday?
On June 15, 2021 – after the nationwaide Black Lives Matter protest sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in 2020.
Learn more about Juneteenth here.
Our other Juneteenth Flag Resources include our Juneteenth Trivia Cootie Catcher: