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Honoring Juneteenth

Clark recognizes day marking the ending of slavery

Beginning this year, Clark University recognized Juneteenth, a day commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, as an official holiday.

To mark the occasion, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Africana Studies program hosted “ ‘This Was Not a Riot’: History, Memory and the Bombing of Black Wall Street” on June 17. Introduced by Esther Jones, associate provost and dean of the faculty, the webinar included a screening of “Blood on Black Wall Street,” a documentary about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, followed by a conversation led by Ousmane Power-Greene, associate professor of history at Clark, and Dr. Kalenda Eaton, a professor in The Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

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