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Juneteenth Inc. celebrates independence for all with eight days of events

Juneteenth logo and picture of Annette Gordon-Reed

For 30 years Juneteenth has been celebrated by Springfield residents. This year Juneteenth Inc. has organized eight days of events and activities to commemorate the holiday. Co-founder and director Cherena Douglass and Director of the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies Jacob Friefeld spoke to Community Voices about the events including a special presentation by Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Genius Annette Gordon-Reed.

For more information about the Juneteenth events visit: https://www.juneteenthinc.org/

To sign up for the presentation featuring Annette Gordon-Reed visit: https://www.uis.edu/event/juneteenth-annette-gordon-reed

Vanessa is the Community Voices Production Coordinator. Reach Vanessa at vfergu3@uis.edu.
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