The undergraduate Neuroscience major recognizes the importance of Juneteenth and the desperate need to ensure that all Black lives matter.

Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the day in 1865 when a group of enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas learned they were emancipated from the institution of slavery. This news came two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

We especially encourage our non-Black students, faculty, and staff to learn more about the significance of Juneteenth and reflect on our role in addressing structural anti-Black racism in the United States and on our campus.


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