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Counter/Narratives of Independence: Celebrating Juneteenth

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

John M. Olin Library

Join the University Libraries, in partnership with the Department of African and African-American Studies and the WashU & Slavery Project, for a special Juneteenth celebration. Come together as a community to learn more about the holiday and enjoy refreshments. The event will begin with an introduction to Juneteenth and its importance in history and today. Following the introduction, activities for all ages will be available, including a dramatic reading of Frederick Douglass’s speech “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?”, children’s story time, interactive stations, and a viewing of current exhibitions.

Free and open to all, registration required.

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences



African and African-American Studies, University Libraries
Event Contact

Jessi Cerutti | jcerutti@wustl.edu

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