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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resistance

A Lunchtime Webinar
Thursday, June 16 – 12:00 pm

The history of the United States is a culmination of the experiences of many people, from European colonists, to Native Americans, to enslaved Africans, to immigrants from around the world.  Their experiences, both good and bad, have shaped our nation in concrete and lasting ways.  One of the penultimate experiences in our history was the declaration of freedom for all enslaved peoples within the country. 

Host Dr. Clyde Ledbetter Jr. will speak on this momentous topic.  His talk will focus on the following:

  • The origins of Juneteenth,
  • The importance of the holiday as a culmination of the struggle of African People in the United States against enslavement by referencing a few of the notable rebellions and movements that occurred between 1526-1865
  • The lessons we all can learn from this triumph over oppression

Presented by the New Jersey State Library in partnership with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council at Thomas Edison University. 

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Jun 16 2022
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