Juneteenth at KU 2021
June 19 – Juneteenth – is regarded as a Liberation Day for Black Americans. It is the day in 1865 that former slaves learned of their emancipation two and a half years earlier during the American Civil War. This coming June 18, 2021, I invite everyone in our community to reflect on this fact of our American history and consider joining in these activities.
- Lawrence, Kansas Juneteenth
- Johnson County Community College: "Our Juneteenth Celebration: a Conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz" - register by June 13th
- JUNETEENTH KC
- Juneteenth: Harvard DCE Panel Conversation
- National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival June 18-20, 2021
- 16 books you might enjoy
- What does the significance of acknowledging Juneteenth as a federal holiday mean to you?
- In understanding the significance of Juneteenth, what’re you doing to embrace celebration, as well as find joy internally?
- What’re the next steps the community needs to take to support this progression?
- What would make you feel more seen within your community?
- How can KU create a space for you to feel seen and heard?
- What’re you actively doing to support the Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color community during the Juneteenth celebration? On a daily basis?
- How can KU help elevate your learning as an ally, in the midst of the Juneteenth celebration?
- How can you make your celebration and acts of solidarity go beyond simply being symbolic?
Share your responses on social media with #KUJuneteenth or tag us on Twitter, @ku_diversity.