This webinar was recorded on October 14, 2021.
Author and professor Annette Gordon-Reed delivered the virtual Sussman Lecture, On Juneteenth, on Thursday, October 14. Gordon-Reed is one of the most authoritative voices on race and history in America and the first African-American recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for history.
In 2022, Americans will observe Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., as a federal holiday for the first time. As awareness for this significant date grows, it is important to reflect on the real meaning of freedom for formerly enslaved Americans.