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Fulbright Specialist Roster

Executive Director Arnell Hinkle Named Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health

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“Juneteenth” or “19th of June”, is considered the date when slavery ended in America. Although rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, the announcement of emancipation did not come until Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to read General Order No. 3, on the “19th of June”, 1865. This was more than two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is now an official holiday in 29 of the U.S. States.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Learn more about Juneteenth and celebrate this momentous day and week with your youth. For more information, check out:




June 15 - June 20, 2009