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Livestream: The Racial Divide: What Does Juneteenth Look Like in 2022?
Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the arrival of Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas, on June 19, 1865, and their announcement to about 250,000 enslaved African Americans living there that they were now free. The occasion, which the newly liberated celebrants dubbed “Juneteenth,” occurred two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, two months after the end of the Civil War, and six months before Congress’s passage of the 13th Amendment, which made slavery illegal. Since then, Black Americans across the nation have commemorated Juneteenth in annual celebrations. Some 150 years after the first Juneteenth, Black Americans have made major strides. However, they still face race-related social, cultural and economic challenges in areas ranging from housing and education to health and safety.

In this webinar, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies CEO Jennifer Jones Austin and U.S. News Senior Education Editor LaMont Jones Jr. will discuss the significance of Juneteenth, how African Americans have advanced, the challenges that persist and much more.

--Eric Gertler, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. News & World Report
–Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)
--Dr. LaMont Jones Jr., Senior Editor, Education, U.S. News & World Report

Jun 20, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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