Thursday, June 10, 2021
A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Eugene Jones, executive dean, Downtown Campus, explains the history of Juneteenth and why it’s important to celebrate it as a community in the video below.