Saturday, June 19, 2021
East Building, SECU Auditorium or Virtual
Join us for an insightful discussion with historian Dr. Crystal R. Sanders moderated by Dr. Everett B. Ward. Held in person in the socially distanced SECU Auditorium and also available virtually, the talk covers the significance of Juneteenth.
Dr. Crystal R. Sanders is an award-winning historian of the United States in the twentieth century. Her research and teaching interests include African American history, Black women’s history, and the history of Black education. She received a BA (cum laude) in history and public policy from Duke University and a PhD in history from Northwestern University. She is an associate professor of history and the former director of the Africana Research Center at Pennsylvania State University. During the 2020–21 academic year, she is a fellow at the National Humanities Center.
Dr. Everett B. Ward is a former member of the Raleigh Historical Properties Commission and the 35th general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s first African American intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity. Dr. Ward has volunteered some 34 years to preserve and document African American history.
Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Phi Lambda Chapter
Photos courtesy of Dr. Crystal R. Sanders and Dr. Everett B. Ward
Join us for a Juneteenth weekend (Friday–Sunday, June 18–20, 2021) of music, family activities, films, and discussions to remember and commemorate the history and resilience of African Americans. Friday evening features a live, in-person outdoor concert with three-time Grammy-nominated performance ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock®. Saturday includes in-person family story time and activities with Liberation Station, a book discussion, and screenings of two critically acclaimed documentaries—Wilmington on Fire and Mr. SOUL! The weekend ends with a celebration of Black Music Month with DJ Thoro, live from the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in Museum Park on Sunday. American Sign Language interpreters are available onsite for multiple events.
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