Wednesday, June 19, 2019
NOTICE: This event has expired.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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.”
Open to the public