Black Voices Rising

Black Voices Rising

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We’d like to hear your voice

You are invited to submit your thoughts, writings, and creative works to the GWC Campus and to affect change in social justice and equality. Please feel inspired to add your own narrative to this forum.

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Audio files (.mp3), video files (.mp4), and images (.jpg, .png) can be submitted to this upload site.

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Juneteenth in this Moment


In this Facebook Live video, Dr. Shelley Henderson provides a lecture on the history of Juneteenth and its significance in today’s social climate.

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Juneteenth History and Facts


Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the freedom of the slaves in the United States. The name Juneteenth is a combination of the words June and nineteenth. The day is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day.

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