NIEHS Marks Juneteenth with Lecture, Lunch
NIEHS marked Juneteenth on June 16 with a lecture, “A New Birth of Freedom: A Look at the Hawkins and Crutchfield Family in Historical Memory and Photography from Henderson, NC to Cambridge, MA during the Jim Crow Era,” by André Vann, coordinator of University Archives and instructor of Public History at North Carolina Central University. Vann described the oral and journaled histories of one family across five generations.
Dr. David B. Resnik, a bioethicist at NIEHS, wrote and performed a song for the event.
The cafeteria served a holiday-inspired meal of Texas barbecue in the cafe. Red foods and drinks are traditionally featured at Juneteenth events.