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Learning From and Leaning Into Juneteenth

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles Director of Africana Studies, Dean's Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Director of Africana Studies, Dean’s Professor of Race and Social Justice, Professor of Africana Studies and member of the WGSS faculty, Régine Jean-Charles recently wrote an article for Ms. Magazine that explores and discusses the history of Juneteenth and what it means to have been officially recognized as a federal holiday. 

“Long before (…) corporations decided to recognize Juneteenth, Black people in this country were joyfully and jubilantly celebrating this day in our own way. As a feminist scholar, I uplift and marvel at Black women’s pivotal role in Juneteenth celebration which reminds me that Black women have always been architects of freedom.”

Read the Full article here. 

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