It’s not only a chance to look back at history…but we should also reflect on how that history connects with the moment we’re in now.”
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences alum
Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas—two and a half years after the end of the Civil War—to emancipate people who were still living in bondage.
Annette Gordon-Reed details how the Texas community honored the Juneteenth anniversary and what we gain from celebrating it as a nation.Read More
Harvard Division of Continuing Education hosted a Juneteenth discussion panel with experts on race, history, and anthropology.
Opal Lee discussed the history of Juneteenth in her life and her personal journey to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday.
Curatorial fellows at Harvard Art Museums selected works of art connected to enslavement, emancipation, and inequality in the U.S.
The Harvard Business Review explored how organizations can make Juneteenth an opportunity to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion.