This Juneteenth, the UA Black Faculty and Staff Association will hold an open virtual celebration. The guest list has some very powerful speakers in the line up.

Juneteenth will be here before we know it and the BFSA at the University of Alabama wants to invite you to their Juneteenth virtual celebrations. The celebrations will take place via Facebook on June 10 and June 14. The BFSA announced their guest speakers, including a Juneteenth Activist and Advocate who was instrumental in getting Juneteenth Recognized in 47 States.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The University of Alabama Black Faculty and Staff Association, BFSA May 16, 2021

2021 BFSA Juneteenth Observance

The University of Alabama Black Faculty and Staff Association, BFSA, will have a virtual 2021 Juneteenth Observance. Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth) also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day– is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, with varying official recognition. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.

We have confirmed Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, who will give a presentation on Re-Envisioning Freedom through Afro-futurism, Dr. Cynthia Gooch Grayson, who will present Juneteenth & Genealogy: The Exploration of the Black Family, Marvin E. Adams, UA Student Poet, and, Ms. Opal Lee, Juneteenth Activist and Advocate who was instrumental in getting Juneteenth Recognized in 47 States.

The events will be held virtually on June 10, 2021, and, June 14th, 2021, on UA BFSA Facebook Live: UABFSA

 

If you'd like more information on this event, visit their event page on Facebook. 

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