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What we Commemorate on Juneteenth
FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY SERIES
Over the course of four years, enslaved people worked to turn the Civil War into a freedom war, and to compel Abraham Lincoln to issue abolish slavery. On June 19, 1865, the federal government declared slavery dead across the country—a new birth of freedom we now commemorate as Juneteenth.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Richard Bell is a scholar, writer, and a Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and his research focuses on the history and culture of the United States between 1750 and 1877. He is the author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home and of the online course America’s Long Struggle Against Slavery (The Great Courses).
This program is appropriate for ages 16 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event . Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.