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11:00 am

Stories of Juneteenth: A Conversation with Ms. Opal Lee

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Via Zoom

In 2016, at the age of 89, former teacher and lifelong activist Opal Lee walked 1,400 miles from her home in Fort Worth, Texas, to Washington, D.C., in an effort to get Juneteenth recognized as a national holiday. Two years later, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution recognizing the holiday, which originated in Galveston, Texas, […]

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1:00 pm

Juneteenth Freedom Day: Past, Present and Future

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) for a conversation about the Past, Present, and Future of Juneteenth About this event Join us on June 17 for a panel discussion in honor of Juneteenth. Our panel of experts will discuss the history of Juneteenth, what the holiday means for Americans, and ways in which all communities […]

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3:00 pm

Black Smoke: African Americans and United States of Barbecue

June 17 @ 3:00 pm
Via Zoom

Join the Harvard Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and the DIB Leadership Council for a chef talk with soul food scholar and James Beard Book Award Winner Adrian E. Miller. The conversation is moderated by Edmund Barry Gaither, Executive Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and organizer of the Boston Franklin Park […]

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