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Cedar Crest College Celebrates Juneteenth 

Juneteenth

 
Juneteenth

Is a time when we as the  Cedar Crest community celebrates the history, culture and  activism of the Black people in our nation. We learn about often unspoken histories and add a different perspective to the retelling of the past. This day encourages us as a community to have honest conversations about the historical struggle for equity that Black people have engaged in our country.
 
This celebration marks a day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they’d be free—two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Initially a uniquely Texan observance, Juneteenth has now been recognized in some form in every corner of the country. (TeachingTolerance.org)
 
What Is Juneteenth?
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Originally posted on The Root
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/
 
Governor Wolf Declares “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA (June 19, 2019) – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 9, formerly House Bill 619, which designates June 19 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania.
https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-declares-juneteenth-national-freedom-day-in-pennsylvania/
 
Celebrate Juneteenth with resources curated by Cressman Library.
Selected fiction and non-fiction books on Black history.  All works available online at the Cressman Library
https://libguides.cedarcrest.edu/Juneteenth

LOCAL EVENT

Friday, June 19 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Rescheduled for June 26

Resurrected Life Community Church at 9th and Turner streets in Allentown
The Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley will be hosting a Juneteenth event, It will be hosted at Resurrected Life Community Church at 9th and Turner streets in Allentown.  It is co-hosted by Lehigh Valley Stands Up, Make the Road Pennsylvania
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBgXLzsFneC/