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Virtual Lecture: How did Emancipation Really Affect the Enslaved African?

Dr. Ronald C. McCurdy, Professor of Music and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Southern California

Dr. McCurdy will address the dimension of emancipation and how it truly impacted the enslaved African. It will also explore the brief period and impact of reconstruction and the events that followed in the ensuing years.

 YOUTUBE LINK TO WATCH HOW DID EMANCIPATION REALLY AFFECT THE ENSLAVED AFRICAN?

Juneteenth Celebrating Emancipation

Rev. T Michael Williams, Pastor, Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church; President, Omaha NAACP

Rev. T Michael Williams presents his historical look at Juneteenth and the work of the NAACP in Omaha.
YOUTUBE LINK TO WATCH JUNETEENTH CELEBRATING EMANCIPATION

Juneteenth: The Diaspora and the Meaning of Freedom Across the US-Mexico Borderlands

Maria Esther Hammack, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2021-23 McNeil Center Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. María Esther Hammack received her PhD in US History with certified portfolios in African and African Diaspora Studies and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in May 21st, 2021. She is a Mexican scholar and public historian whose work centers and connects, through a gender lens, the histories of liberation and abolition in North America and the Black Diaspora in Mexico. She is currently revising her first monograph, Channels of Liberation: Black Freedom Across the US-Mexican Global South, a work that examines & recovers the transnational experiences of Black Americans, situated as freedom fighters, who left the United States to claim and secure liberation in Mexican spaces. Since 2019, she has served as an editorial assistant of the Journal of African American History and presently also serves as a representative of the AHA’s 2021-2024 Graduate and Early Career Committee. Maria is the 2021-2023 McNeil Center’s Barra Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Youtube link to watch The Diaspora and the Meaning of Freedom Across the US-Mexico Borderlands

VIRTUAL LECTURE: the legacy of juneteenth

Rebekah Caruthers, Vice President, Fair Elections Center

Native Omahan Rebekah Caruthers has worked on political and government projects all across the country for over 20 years. She has managed or consulted on campaigns, voter projects, and with candidates in over two dozen states including presidential and down ballot races in battleground states. Ms. Caruthers has worked with several national organizations including MoveOn.org, Everytown for Gun Safety, the National Democratic Training Committee, Equal Justice Works, and the National Network for Arab American Communities. She worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman John Dingell focusing on the Affordable Care Act before moving on to become director of a lobby shop at an energy trade association focusing on tax, energy, and manufacturing issues. Ms. Caruthers’ network includes elected and appointed officials at every level, business executives, trade associations, grassroots coalitions, and community organizations. She studied law at the University of Nebraska College of Law and studied abroad in South Africa through Howard University School of Law. Ms. Caruthers attended Creighton University for her undergraduate studies in political science. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Metropolitan (DC) Chapter of the Links, Inc. Ms. Caruthers is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.
YOUTUBE LINK TO WATCH THE LEGACY OF JUNETEENTH


For additional Juneteenth research:

Connect to the MCC YouTube page to view virtual recordings of International/Intercultural Education programming.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Questions? Contact: E-mail: interculturaled@mccneb.edu

ACCOMMODATIONS: Audience members requiring accommodations due to a disability must contact Barbara Velazquez, bvelazquez@mccneb.edu, 531-622-2253 at least two weeks prior to the program.