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Melissa Pearson Joins University-Wide Faculty Panel on “Juneteenth: Legacies and Lessons”

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Melissa Pearson, Assistant Teaching Professor in English, spoke as a faculty expert on a virtual panel discussion exploring both the history and the current significance of Juneteenth, an important day in the history of the Black experience. During this panel, Professor Pearson encouraged all the Northeastern listeners to start anti-racist action by considering their own sphere of influence, to listen, learn, and validate, and then to, “Ripple it out!” She recommends reading the historical novel Jubilee by Margaret Walker to help us understand and learn more about the importance of this holiday and anti-racist action.

Read more in News@Northeastern.

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