The University of Redlands’ Juneteenth Celebration includes two days of events virtually on Wednesday, June 15, and in-person on Friday, June 17, at the Redlands campus.
A virtual flag ceremony kicks things off at 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by “Activist to Activist — An intimate conversation with Brother Abdur-Rahman Muhammad and Ms. Opal Lee” at 11:15 a.m. There will also be presentations on the history of the holiday and local Black history, a “Black in STEM” panel discussion and more.
Friday’s events include food trucks from 4 to 9 p.m. in the Truesdail parking lot, and a Step and Stroll Exhibition from 6:30 to 9 p.m. outside the Glenn Wallichs Theater. Reservations for the Step and Stroll can be made by emailing [email protected]
The university held its first Juneteenth event last year.
The federal holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, the day a Texas general read federal orders in Galveston declaring the last remaining enslaved people in the country free, which came two months after the end of the Civil War and two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
University of Redlands is at 1200 E. Colton Ave.
For more information and to register for the virtual events go to redlands.edu/juneteenth.