Juneteenth event to be hosted by CMU, City of Mount Pleasant



An event to commemorate Juneteenth, the day slavery ended in the United States, will be held on June 18 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the courtyard in front of Warriner Hall. 

No registration is required for both campus and community members, who can expect ice cream and conversations about the historic milestone. 

Director of the Office of Diversity Education Nikita Murry said Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, almost three years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when the remaining slaves in the United States learned they were free. 

“I do believe that (Juneteenth) doesn’t get as much recognition as it could, and probably should,” Murry said. “For as old as this country is, we’re still evolving in understanding our history, and that’s part of what we’re struggling with today as a country.”

The event is being organized by the Offices of Diversity Education and Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the City of Mount Pleasant.