The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Department of African and African American Studies, the Black Faculty & Staff Caucus, and Multicultural Services & Programs will host a celebration the day before Juneteenth, Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The family-friendly event — which will take place at the Center, 301 North 8th Street — will feature a panel discussion plus music, food, and games.
Sycamores are also marking the holiday off-campus. Dr. Kimberley Stanley, a faculty member in the History Department and Sumalayo Jackson, Assistant to the President for Human Relations, are speaking on Monday at Hamilton Center on the history and significance of Juneteenth and the ways one can celebrate and honor the national holiday.
The West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center at ISU, led by Director Courtney Richey-Chipol, is involved with organizing Terre Haute Day in honor of Juneteenth this weekend, particularly the Black-owned business expo and a pitch competition for aspiring Black entrepreneurs.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday set on June 19 commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.