EECS Juneteenth Celebration 2024

June 19, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Duderstadt Center Gallery

The Michigan Engineering community is invited to attend the fifth annual EECS Juneteenth Celebration on Wednesday, June 19, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is Celebrating Excellence in People-First Engineering and Computing.

As a university, recognizing Juneteenth involves acknowledging the significance of this date in American history. Juneteenth, which is celebrated on June 19th, marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, announced the end of the Civil War, and freed 250,000 slaves in Texas. This was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed slaves in the Confederate states. Juneteenth, which is now a national holiday, commemorates this day, and is considered by many as the country’s second independence day. It is a day for education and reflection on the history of slavery and the ongoing struggle for racial justice.

Advanced registration is requested.