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How Juneteenth Came to Vegas

June 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Tyler D. Parry, an associate professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNLV, will share 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 on the Gulf Coast, and especially emphasises how the celebration eventually came Las Vegas.

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Whitney Library

5175 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89122 United States