Join us in celebrating Juneteenth
A Diverse Campus Community
It’s the Raider Way to be committed to a diverse and inclusive environment where we all thrive and prosper as a campus community. At Ship, there are a number of ways in which we support and welcome everyone on board.
Community, alumni, friends, family
—join us at the Hockey Rink (adjacent to the Luhrs Performing Arts Center) on Thursday, June 15 from Noon-3:00pm and celebrate the day with us!
- Exhibits and activities;
- Entertainment from Baltimore best’s R&B, dance band Ten Karat Gold, the Temple Guard Drill Team from York, and Soul jazz violinist and vocalist Charisa the Violin Diva;
- Maria James-Thiaw ’96, performance poet, performer, and ‘recovering’ educator;
- Soul-food will be served;
- Open and free to the public.
"There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made." - Michelle Obama
Juneteenth is a 157-year-old holiday celebrating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the US. It is celebrated on June 19 (the name is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth”). On that date in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, and informed slaves that the Civil War had ended, and slavery had been abolished.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Office of Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Equity, and Provost Office.
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation." - Coretta Scott King