Juneteenth: An Historical Perspective

Date
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach invites you to attend a presentation on the history of Juneteenth.

Donald J. Norman-Cox is a Denton-based Public Historian whose primary focus is African American history. In 2018, Cox published “Juneteenth 101 – Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts,” – an “ah-ha” filled examination and correction of commonly held distortions and falsehoods surrounding the origin of Juneteenth. Examples:
• The events collectively called “Juneteenth” lasted 49 days, not one.
• The word “Juneteenth” was not part of slave vernacular.
• Texas was not the last state to end slavery.

Following the presentation will be an opportunity for Q&A with the presenter.  Stay for a chance to win a copy of Donald's book,  “Juneteenth 101 – Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts.”

Event Type
Student Life
Audience
Open to the public
Cost
Free
Contact Name
Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman
Contact Email
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