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History of Juneteenth

June 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Las Vegas Stories : The Early Pioneers of Las Vegas

Tyler D. Parry, an associate professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNLV, examines the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its broader importance within the United States. Using images and historical documentation, he examines its origins within Galveston, Texas, an island city in the Gulf Coast, and how the celebration eventually came to other locations like Las Vegas through the movement of Black Americans from the South during the Great Migrationย  between 1910 and 1970.

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Clark County Library

1401 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119 United States