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Juneteenth Celebration

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Frederick Douglass Square

Juneteenth is a day of celebration and reflection as it commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Please join the School of Public Policy, and the broader University of Maryland community, to honor and celebrate with spoken word, African drumming and dancing, and an overview of the history of this day. Let's celebrate this day of freedom by honoring the past while paving the way for the future.

Participants will include: 

  • Christopher Bonner, Associate Professor, ARHU
  • Toni Eleva-Gidado, Policy Student
  • Nina Harris, Associate Dean, SPP
  • Darryll Pines, President, University of Maryland (via video)
  • Saba Tshibaka, UMD Alumna, Co-founder of Black Terps Matter
  • Patrick Wojahn, Mayor, City of College Park
  • Ronald Zeigler, Director, Nyumburu Cultural Center
  • Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers
Attending In Person

University of Maryland students, staff and faculty must adhere to the guidance at All others and those with accessibility needs should coordinate their attendance with Aisha Washington.


A live stream of the event will be available. 


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