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Phone: 563-387-1417

Luther College to commemorate Juneteenth with trip to African American Museum of Iowa

DECORAH, IOWA—To commemorate Juneteenth, the Center for Intercultural Engagement and Support (CIES) at Luther College is hosting a day trip on Wednesday, June 19, to the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids.

The trip will depart from the front of the Dahl Centennial Union at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, and cost is $10 per person which includes transportation to Cedar Rapids and admission to the museum. The deadline to reserve a spot on the trip is Friday, June 14. For anyone interested, please RSVP online. For any questions, email cies@luther.edu

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Africans and African Americans. On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to notify the more than 250,000 remaining enslaved Africans they were now free. Although Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday gaining recognition in 2021, African Americans have celebrated the day for decades. 

In addition, Luther College will observe Juneteenth as an administrative and federal holiday. For those on-campus, Luther’s Dining Services will provide food and educational resources on this important holiday in the Union cafeteria. Learn about additional Juneteenth celebrations in Iowa through this online listing.

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Contact Information

Lydia Slattery
Media Relations Specialist

slatly01@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1417