Juneteenth: A History Lesson and Conversation with Professors Duchess Harris and Walter Greason
Friday, June 18, 2021
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Please join Professor Duchess Harris (American Studies) in conversation with incoming History Department Professor and Chair Walter Greason on Friday, June 18, from 10-11 a.m. Harris and Greason will discuss the meaning and history of Juneteenth (named for June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed - to declare that all enslaved persons were to be freed). This conversation will invite participants to consider what it could mean for Macalester to observe this holiday into the future. All Macalester community members are welcome to join this via Zoom. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is for: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students
Sponsored by: Institutional Research, Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST), Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC), Multicultural Life (Dept. of), Title IX