FORT WORTH (June 18, 2020) – School of Medicine faculty members Lisa McBride, Ph.D., assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Evonne Kaplan-Liss, M.D., M.P.H., the assistant dean for Patient Communication and Narrative Reflection, along with special guest Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks who represents Tarrant County District 1 discussed the history of Juneteenth and how you can be an ally for African-Americans and other people of color on June 18.
We were also joined by our first-year medical students, Charna Kinard and Shanice Cox. Both students read poems that were written for Juneteenth and also nationwide protests in aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
Listed below are books and additional resources about Juneteenth.
- Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery by Leon Litwack (Details how many people (slave owners) headed West to Texas to avoid complying with the Emancipation Proclamation.
- “Juneteenth: Emancipation and Memory,” in Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas by Elizabeth Hayes Turner (Details how the ex-Confederate mayor of Galveston defied the Army by forcing the freed people back to work.)
- Vox.com: Juneteenth explained: https://www.vox.com/2020/6/18/21294825/history-of-juneteenth
- History of Juneteenth: https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
- CNN What is Juneteenth:
- AL.com: What is Juneteenth: