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Juneteenth 2022 Keynote Lecture

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Special Event

Juneteenth 2022 Keynote Lecture with Jamelle Bouie

Friday, June 17, 2022
Noon-1:15 p.m.

Streamed live in Rangos Ballroom
Cohon University Center, Second Floor

Attend in person or virtually.

To join us, register by Thursday, June 16. A Zoom link will be sent in a confirmation email.

About the Event

This year's Juneteenth keynote event is with award-winning New York Times columnist and political analyst for CBS News Jamelle Bouie. Jamelle covers history and politics and is a writer, historian and accomplished journalist. Join us for this keynote viewing party and conversation moderated by CMU's Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant.

Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19 since 1865, is a national holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery in the United States. It is also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Juneteenth Independence Day and Black Independence Day, and was first recognized as a federal holiday last year. On this day in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX, and announced the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation came two and a half years earlier on January 1, 1863, many enslavers continued to hold enslaved Black people captive after the announcement, so Juneteenth became a symbolic date representing African American freedom. You can learn more about its origins by watching this informational video.

Questions? Contact vp-dei@andrew.cmu.edu

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