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Texas Talks - Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online Presentation


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Juneteenth 101:
Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts

with D. J. Norman-Cox

Curious to know more about the real history behind Juneteenth? Join our online event for an engaging and informative session that will challenge your understanding and provide you with a deeper appreciation of this important holiday. 

Juneteenth 101 - Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts" is an encyclopedic treasure trove of facts and trivia about the history of Juneteenth. Drawing from a wealth of obscure mid-19th century newspaper articles, military records, letters, and other documents, this resource provides a factual, yet comically irreverent, presentation of Juneteenth's history.

Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the facts, dispel the myths, and celebrate the true history of Juneteenth. We look forward to seeing you there!

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About the author:

Donald J. Norman-Cox holds degrees in Music Education, Counseling and Student Personnel services. After two decades of public service in the federal government he retired from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cox’s interest in history began in the 1980s. During the 90’s, he created an operated the nation’s only African American history residential summer camp for teenagers, attracting participants from coast to coast and three other nations. Currently, Cox is a Texas-based public historian focused primarily on the origin and development of Texas Emancipation Day, predecessor to Juneteenth National Independence Day. In 2018, he published the book “Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts,” and is currently developing an African American historical fiction for young adults.

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