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Association of Black Faculty and Staff celebrate Juneteenth
June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavey. The name of the day comes from combining the words June and nineteenth, which is the day the holiday is celebrated. Although the holiday just gained federal holiday status last year, the observation dates back to 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to read the federal order abolishing slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, it took until June 19, 1865, to reach Texas, the most remote state in the Confederacy.
To celebrate, the Association of Black Faculty and Staff will hold a virtual Jeopardy trivia game. Please join us Thursday, June 16, at 3 p.m. via Zoom as we learn about Juneteenth. Register here for Juneteenth Jeopardy.