African American Studies director Corey D. B. Walker explains Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a community celebration that includes a variety of programs and festivities including African American cultural fairs and exhibitions, artistic performances, historical reenactments, lectures and public conversations, parades, community feasts and religious services.

In this Q&A, Corey D. B. Walker, Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities and director of the Program in African American Studies discusses the history of Juneteenth and the importance of marking the holiday.

The story also includes recommended resources for learning more about the holiday.

The University will be closed in celebration of Juneteenth on Monday, June 20.