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Historian Melissa E.E. Williams gave an excellent presentation, during our June 15 Lunch and Learn, of the Juneteenth holiday’s roots, significance, and the role of “Black joy” in African American life.

Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of the last enslaved people in Confederate territory on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas and is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. For over a century, the 19th of June had been unofficially celebrated nationwide with family gatherings, cookouts, dances, church activities, and historical programs. As of 2021, it is an official federal holiday. Presented by Melissa E.E. Williams, Historian and DEI Professional.

Summer Break

The Equity Committee will be taking a break during the month of July. Look for a new series of Lunch and Learn events next fall!

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