Associate Professor of History Adrienne Petty talks about the history and meaning behind celebrating Juneteenth.

William & Mary is partnering with the York-James City-Williamsburg NAACP and the City of Williamsburg to host the areaโ€™s inaugural Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2021. For more info, visit

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