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June
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June 17

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Friday Night Juneteenth Services
with Special Guest
Thomas Chatterton Williams

The Summer of George Floyd 

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced  the ending of slavery in the United States. No one before had informed the 250,000 enslaved people in far-off Texas that Abraham Lincoln had emancipated them 29 months earlier. 

 The celebration that erupted that day in Galveston spread across Texas, then across the South and finally moved north, part of the Great Migration. Juneteenth, as the holiday was dubbed, became America’s Second Independence Day and, more than 150 years after its first celebration, became the 11th federal holiday in the US. 

 As a people with a long tradition of commemorating our own freedom from slavery, we are honored to welcome writer and culture critic Thomas Chatterton Williams to talk about Juneteenth not only as an African American holiday but as a universal one. 

 Mr. Williams is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and Harper’s. He is the author of Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture and Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race.

Friday, June 17 | 
6:00 pm Eastern
Free
Free

In-Person & Virtual Friday Night Services 

Friday Night Live with Thomas Chatterton Williams 5 - - FridayServices

This program is sponsored by
the Tisch family.

For more information about our Covid health and safety guidelines, click here.

This event has taken place

Friday, June 17 | 
6:00 pm
Free
Free

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced  the ending of slavery in the United States. No one before had informed the 250,000 enslaved people in far-off Texas that Abraham Lincoln had emancipated them 29 months earlier. 

 The celebration that erupted that day in Galveston spread across Texas, then across the South and finally moved north, part of the Great Migration. Juneteenth, as the holiday was dubbed, became America’s Second Independence Day and, more than 150 years after its first celebration, became the 11th federal holiday in the US. 

 As a people with a long tradition of commemorating our own freedom from slavery, we are honored to welcome writer and culture critic Thomas Chatterton Williams to talk about Juneteenth not only as an African American holiday but as a universal one. 

 Mr. Williams is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and Harper’s. He is the author of Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture and Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race.

This event has taken place

In-Person & Virtual Friday Night Services 

Friday Night Live with Thomas Chatterton Williams 5 - - FridayServices

This program is sponsored by
the Tisch family.

For more information about our Covid health and safety guidelines, click here.

Friday Night Live

End your week by experiencing the magic of Shabbat in our historic sanctuary, with fascinating guests and an extended oneg reception with live music. Whether Temple Emanu-El is your regular Friday night destination or you are a first-timer, please join our community.

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