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Juneteenth: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities

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Monday, June 17, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Price: Free


1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07012


Event Description

Discover the pivotal role of historically Black colleges and universities in shaping America. 

These institutions, some established before the Civil War, have been instrumental in fostering the African-American middle class and enabling social and economic mobility. 

Experience the profound narrative through a documentary that highlights the historical significance and cultural impact of HBCUs. 

Engage in a meaningful dialogue with influential Black leaders and HBCU alumni after the screening.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with various community events throughout New Jersey, including business expos festivities honoring African-American culture and history. NJ legislation declares the third Friday in June as a paid state holiday, while a federal proclamation deems June 19 as a federal holiday.

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