Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom

Arlington, Texas
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom
Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Central Time)

University of Texas at Arlington
(817) 272-3997
702 Planetarium Place., 6th Floor
UT-Arlington Central Library
Arlington, Texas 76019
United States

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On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the UT-Arlington History Department and Center for Greater Southwestern Studies will host a half-day program for the general public and secondary school teachers designed to explore the origins and impact of the Juneteenth celebrations. This event will focus on issues that deal with African-American--and Texas African-Americans in particular-- from Emancipation to the Civil Rights era.  It will feature two speakers, Shennette Garrett-Scott, University of Mississippi, and Elizabeth Hays-Turner, University of North Texas, both of whom are authorities on the African-American experience. The presentations will be followed by a teachers' workshop led by Robert Edison, of the Barack Obama Leadership Academy, Dallas Independent School District. 

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UT Arlington History Department


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