Celebrating Juneteenth

Here in the United States, June 19th marks an important milestone in our history and commemorates efforts to increase equality.

Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, celebrates the June 19th, 1865 statement by General Gordon Granger that the Emancipation Proclamation would be enforced by the troops then occupying Texas.  In these days of instant news and online activism, it is hard to believe that it could take over two years for slavery to be completely abolished.  If you are interested in using today’s media to address crucial global issues, check out NPR’s Crock Fellowship.  If you are interested in a career as a civil rights lawyer, learn about the Marshall- Motley Scholars Program which provides generous funding for law school and professional development.  For these or other national fellowships, please feel free to contact the fellowships office for assistance.

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