Juneteenth: Then and Now (Virtual)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bloomfield Public Library
Virtual

Event Details

BPL welcomes back Professor Walton Brown-Foster to educate us about the history of Juneteenth and the importance of its recognition as a federal holiday. She will also discuss what we have learned as a country from more recent events such as the post-Obama DEI backlash, #BlackLivesMatter, and where we are now concerning race through a historical and political lens.


Walton Brown-Foster, Ph.D., is a professor in the political science department at Central Connecticut State University. She is a coordinating faculty member of the African American Studies program in which she teaches courses. She is Editor in Chief of the online journal: 1619: Journal of African American Studies. She also serves as the Coordinator for the International Studies-Latin American Studies program. Her courses in political science also support the African Studies and Peace Studies Programs.


You must provide your email address at registration to receive the Zoom link. Your Registration Confirmation Notice includes the Zoom link for the program. This program may be recorded. If special accommodations are required, please contact the library at least one week prior to the event.



Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Dr. Walton Brown-Foster
Rachel Tonucci
(860) 243-9721

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