Each year on June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth: a holiday commemorating the belated announcement in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a day of celebration and remembrance, on which we pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much for freedom and mark a point in our country’s history where racial healing could begin.
This year, you can learn more about the history and relevance of Juneteenth by attending a virtual event! On June 8 from 7:00–8:00 p.m., the Orange County Library System will host Juneteenth in American History. Dr. Fon Gordon, associate professor of history and coordinator of Africana studies, will discuss the holiday’s history and significance.
Click here to register to attend this virtual event: https://attend.ocls.info/event/5107581