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Exploring the Origins of the Juneteenth Holiday

June 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Professor Parry explores the origins of Juneteenth developed by the Black community in Galveston, Texas, and how the celebration eventually came to other locations like Las Vegas, Nevada
Tyler D. Parry, an associate professor and Director of the African American and African Diaspora Studies program at UNLV, examines the Juneteenth holiday’s broader importance within the United States. Using images, interviews, and historical documentation, Professor Parry explores the origins of Juneteenth developed by the Black community in Galveston, Texas, and how the celebration eventually came to other locations like Las Vegas, Nevada through the “Great Migration,” the movement of Black Americans from the U.S. South from 1910-1970.
Co-sponsored by UNLV’s Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies.
Free and open to the public. Seating is on first-come, first-served basis and may be limited. For more information, call 702.507.4017
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Details

Date:
June 28
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2403705763155986/

Venue

Whitney Library
5175 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV United States

Organizer

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
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