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Juneteenth: The History and Aftermath of African American Women


Wednesday June 19, 2024: 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Westgate Branch: West Side Room


Join Professor Peter Boykin as he delves into the history of Juneteenth, recognizing the abolition of slavery, and explores how this recently established national holiday has helped African Americans transition through the centuries.

Professor Peter Boykin is a history instructor at Wayne County Community College District in Detroit. He is also a public speaker on numerous topics pertaining to African American History ranging from Reconstruction to the accomplishments of several family members including Johnson Whittaker, his great-great-grandfather.