July 3, 2024

A reusable Juneteenth tote bag

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) recently hosted its annual Juneteenth celebration, joining in a national recognition that reflects on the end of chattel slavery in the U.S. and collective efforts to address systemic oppressions.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced the emancipation of Black slaves, nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Read more about PNW’s Juneteenth celebration as covered by local newspapers The Times of Northwest Indiana and Post-Tribune.

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