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.
The History of Juneteenth Celebrations Thoughtco.com
Special News Series: Juneteenth – NPR
Podcast Series: The History and Meaning of Juneteenth – The Daily, New York Times
For a full listing of events at UofL, visit the Juneteenth Events page. Please be sure to register for each event.
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.”
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.