Tuesday, 04 June, 2019
Chris Tinson, Ph.D., director of the African American Program at Saint Louis University, and Faye Dant, author of Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center, will discuss the memory, history, and legacy of Juneteenth at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum, at a talk, “The Beautiful Challenge of Liberation: Juneteenth and the Politics of Hope.”
The pair will discuss the holiday’s significance to the study of American history and and its relevance to contemporary struggles for justice. The program will include representatives from statewide Juneteenth festivals who will share the relevance and importance of annual commemorations.
The discussion is free and open to the public.