History of Juneteenth with Karima A. Robinson

Bridgeport Public Library

Jun 15, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Dr. Karima A. Robinson will discuss the history of Juneteenth, a holiday that marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas. The celebrations created to commemorate June 19th, 1865 relating to the history of slavery in America, the close of the civil war, and the early reconstruction era.

Karima A. Robinson, PhD is a playwright, performer, theatre director, and educator. Dr. Robinson is currently developing a play about the life of anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells entitled, Colored People’s Day: Ida B. Wells at the Chicago World’s Fair. Event will take place on the first floor in the Community Program Room.

Contact Name: Jeffrey Coutts

Contact Email: jcoutts@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org

Contact Phone: (203) 576-7400

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This event is free of charge.

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Bridgeport Public Library
925 Broad St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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