Case Western Reserve University’s African American Campus Community Resource Group invites the campus community to attend the second annual Juneteenth Celebration June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. in in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom C.
The event is free and open to the public.
This joyous and educational event will feature traditional food, music, poetry readings and a keynote address by Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Marilyn S. Mobley titled “A Sankofa Moment: Celebrating Freedom in the Midst of Struggle.”
Registration is required to attend. Fill out the registration form.
The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will co-sponsor this event.
Juneteenth celebrates the final freeing of slaves in Texas. It was on June 19, 1865, that slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free—although they had been freed two years earlier in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Juneteenth event celebrates the ending of slavery and honors those who were kept enslaved even after they had been freed by proclamation.