Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas. While Juneteenth is normally celebrated on the 19th, you can join JNOLA & the Urban League Young Professionals on Wednesday, June 13 at Second Vine Wine (1027 Touro St.) at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of reflection and discussion on Juneteenth and civil rights with special guest speakers Keith Plessy & Dr. Rebecca Mark.
Keith Plessy is a founding member of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation for Education and Reconciliation. He created this organization with Phoebe Ferguson, both of whom are descendents of Homer Plessy and Judge John Howard Ferguson of the historic Plessy vs. Ferguson case heard by the Supreme Court in 1896.
Rebecca Mark is a Ph.D. professor at Tulane University whose research addresses southern writing and cultural representations of trauma. She received the Public Humanities Achievement Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council for directing the civil rights conference, Unsettling Memories, in 2004.
This event is free and your first drink is on us! Questions? Contact Tana Velen at [email protected]