The Seattle Times is gathering responses to be published in an upcoming edition of The Mix. The topic: What does Juneteenth mean to you? Do you have experiences, traditions or pieces of history in connection to the holiday? As we approach June 19, we’d love to hear your stories of this holiday and your feelings about its federal recognition.

If you have photos you would like to include with your response, please make sure they are larger than 2 megabytes in size. Photos can be submitted through the Google Form below or emailed to

Please fill out the form below by 5 p.m. June 6. If you are unable to load the form, please email your response of no more than 200 words to Then, look out for a special edition of The Mix in June to see a compilation of readers’ experiences.

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