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Juneteenth 2020: Celebrate Freedom Day

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00
Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Free and Open to the Public

Join the UVA Black Faculty and Staff Employee Resource Group and the UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to celebrate Freedom Day, Juneteenth!

This virtual presentation and Q&A session on "Juneteenth and Its Historical Significance in George Floyd's America" will be led by Prof. Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.

Registration is required.

Ervin L. Jordan, Jr. is an Associate Professor and Research Archivist at the University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. He has published several books and articles, as well as given lectures and taught workshops, on the American Civil War and African American history.He has appeared on television several times as a consulting historian in matters of African American history and genealogy, as well as lectured at conferences, universities and events, some which were televised on C-CPAN. He has written several books and been awarded for his research in the Civil War and African American history and is one of the leading figures in developing black American history. Jordan holds history degrees and graduated with honors from both Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. Since 2015, he has been an affiliated faculty member of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

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