The SC4 Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is presenting a virtual Juneteenth Celebration event "Free-ish" from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Thursday, June 17, hosted by AAmos Consulting Group.
Juneteenth is a nationwide celebration of the end of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Texas and read the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing that all enslaved people were free. This was more than two and a half years after it was issued on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln. The day is also sometimes call "Juneteenth Independence Day," "Freedom Day," or Emancipation Day."
This year we will be joined by speakers to discuss the history behind Juneteenth, bridging the gap between the between the African and Black Community and the Current State of Black America. Register here