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The History of Juneteenth

June 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tyler D. Parry, an associate professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNLV, will share the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its broader importance within the United States.

Using images and historical documentation, he examines its origins within Galveston, Texas, an island city on the Gulf Coast, 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.

Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and may be limited. For more information, please call 702.507.3459.

Co-sponsored by UNLV’s Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures & Conversations |



June 18
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Clark County Library
1401 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV United States