HAPPY JUNETEENTH DAY!
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free- two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
This year, we will commemorate the 156th year by having four days of Juneteenth Jubilee!
Thursday, June 17th 2 pm - 4 pm : Black Joy House Party
Move from virtual room to virtual room in this casual house party designed to emphasize Black joy through music, trivia and social (distancing) connection.
Don't miss our other events:
Monday, June 14th, 12 pm - 1:30 pm: Black History...Continued!
Tuesday, June 15th, 12pm - 1:30 pm: The Black Diasporic Experience: Are We All Seeking Collective Liberation?
Wednesday, June 16th, 4 pm - 6pm: Juneteenth Jubilee: Community Celebration
We hope to see you at all of the events!
Happy Freedom Day!
Happy Emancipation Day!