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We encourage you to learn about the History of Juneteenth.

You can learn more about by watching Juneteenth: What You Need to Know | History:
National Museum of African American History and Culture is hosting “One Year Later: Juneteenth for All Americans” online lecture.
Kevin Young, Andrew W. Mellon Director, NMAAHC moderates a panel of scholars as they discuss the historic and social complexity of Juneteenth exploring the lessons that the holiday imparts, historically and currently, about social justice, democracy, community-building, and cultivating climates of hope. Panelists include Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University, and author of South to America, and Hassan Jeffries, Historian, Ohio State University, among others.   
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Online event, free to public, registration required.
Chicago Public Library is hosting “Voices for Justice Juneteenth Celebration” with Author Clint Smith
Chicago Public Library is pleased to welcome Clint Smith as part of our Voices for Justice speaker series, and in celebration of Juneteenth, to discuss his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. He will be in conversation with Candace Moore, City of Chicago Chief Equity Officer and Dr. Obari Cartman, President of the Chicago Association of Black Psychologists. The conversation will be moderated by WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore. 
Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Online event, free to public