Closer Look with Rose Scott

Live From The Atlanta History Center: Juneteenth

June 17, 2022

This special live broadcast of Closer Look focuses on Juneteenth.

Now a federal holiday this year it will be officially honored on Monday June 20th.

If you’re not aware of Juneteenth is all about…get to listening.

There’s a lot more to regarding enslaved Black Americans in Texas who were told emancipation had come actually two year earlier.

Juneteenth ties together how we tell history and who tell it to.

Joining Closer Look with Rose Scott for this broadcast, Georgia State University Assistant Professor Tiffany A. Player, historian of identity formation and the attendant political and social transformations of communities within the African diaspora during slavery and after emancipation.

Georgia State University- Dr. Elizabeth West, author & professor of English and the John B. and Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters at Georgia State University.

Oglethorpe University, Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a member of the senior administrative leadership team. 

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