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Juneteenth: The Newest National Holiday We Need to Understand

When:
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carlie Tartakov
Category:
Social and Cultural
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
Back by popular demand, this will be a repeat of the program viewed on the cusp of the new Massachusetts state and national holiday. In addition, Dr. Amilcar Shabazz will be available to engage with the audience in a conversation and answer questions about the meaning and significance of the holiday.
Dr. Amilcar Shabazz is W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts.
He has served as chair. His research includes Global Black Studies and his books include The Forty Acres Documents, one of the earliest scholarly works in the modern movement for reparations for people of African descent in the U.S.A. He is currently working on a revised and expanded edition, Juneteenth: The History of a Day. Dr. Shabazz currently serves as President of The National Council for Black Studies, the premier organization of Africana Studies professionals in the world.