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Juneteenth Speaker Series

J. Anthony Guillory, PhD
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Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas in 1980 and today is recognized as a state holiday in 47 states. On June 19, 1865 the last group of slaves was notified of the terms of 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

Storrowton Village Museum recognizes the historic impact of this holiday by featuring scholars in our Juneteenth Speaker Series. This event is free to participate in virtually and included as a part of Summer Solstice Celebration admission for those who would like to participate in person.

Please join us via this Zoom link at 11am and 1pm on June 19, 2021 to participate live. Following the events the recorded series will be available.


Click photos at right for speaker biographies.

Series Schedule:

11am - Featured Speaker
  • J. Anthony Guillory Ph.D.: The Significance of Juneteenth in History and the Present

1pm - Panel Discussion
  • Land Ownership, Generational Wealth, & Inequality, with Nedra Lee, PhD, and John Diffley, Esq. with moderator J. Anthony Guillory Ph.D.



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