Celebrating Juneteenth: Book Still Available, Guest Speaker, & More

June 16, 2021

On June 16, Vice President for Human Resources Lianne Sullivan-Crowley emailed all staff the following message regarding Juneteenth:

The University will observe the Juneteenth holiday this year on Friday, June 18, and programs are planned to help mark the occasion. As you may have seen through various communications, the University is offering copies of Annette Gordon-Reed’s book On Juneteenth to all faculty and staff. The deadline to order the Juneteenth book has been extended to June 18. President Eisgruber recently reflected on the book and the University’s decision to observe Juneteenth as a holiday in his blog.

Additionally, please join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17 for an informative discussion with Dr. Tera Hunter, the Edwards Professor of American History and Professor of African-American Studies, as we explore the history, context, and personal meaning of the holiday. The talk will conclude with a brief Q&A with Dr. Hunter.

Additional information about the book and related programming is available on the Human Resources website.

The recognition of the Juneteenth holiday is one of many initiatives underway at Princeton to support racial equity. Information about those commitments can be found on the website dedicated to racial equity at Princeton. We encourage each of you to be an active participant in this important work. Please refer to the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity or the Office of Human Resources for additional information.