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Juneteenth Lecture: "Freedom-Seeking"
The Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee is sponsoring an online lecture June 17 by Dr. Donique McIntosh in recognition of Juneteenth. June 19 is often cited as African-American Independence Day.
A social justice educator, Dr. Donique McIntosh is committed to using her voice to work for liberation with individuals, faith communities, and organizations. A proud graduate of Fisk University, she went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in social justice education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Juneteenth is often cited as African-American Independence Day, a special day of recognition by many municipalities and states. The observances commemorate June 19,1865, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was finally enforced in Texas, the last of the seceding states to be occupied by the federal army. At the time, an estimated 250,000 persons were still enslaved in Texas, despite the signing of the proclamation more than two years earlier.
This 2020 Juneteenth lecture is sponsored by the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee.