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Juneteenth Banners in this guide by Melissa Rothman (2023)


Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when all slaves in the Confederacy were officially emancipated and to celebrate, we have gathered a collection of recommended books, films, and resources for learning about this national holiday.

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Local Black History

Check out our research guide to learn about local Black History here in Louisville

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Anti-Racism Resources

Check out our resources for promoting anti-racism on campus and in our communities.

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Get Involved

Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)

The mission of the Black Faculty/Staff Association is “to promote unity, provide support and build community among Black faculty, staff, and students at the University of Louisville. In addition, through advocacy and collaborative efforts, BFSA exists to enhance communication and champion diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice—while challenging racism—within the University, with our Black alumni and broader Black community.”

Black Student Union

The mission of the Black Student Union (BSU) is "to stimulate and promote the intellectual, political, social, and cultural health of the campus community as a whole, with a focus on the issues impacting African American students and other underrepresented groups. BSU in the "umbrella" organization of African American student & organizations. They provide a resource clearing house for the social, financial, cultural, and advocacy needs on campus."

Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)

The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) serves as the president’s policy advisor on issues of diversity at the University of Louisville.

African American Health

Learn more about African American health this Juneteenth! Visit Kornhauser Health Sciences Library's Juneteenth Reading List for resources on history, health disparities, competent practice, and more.



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