On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action

2022-06-27T16:16:14-07:00

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action A year ago this month, the U.S. federal government officially declared June 19 a holiday in observance of Juneteenth. On that day in 1865, enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, learned from Union Army soldiers that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer legally enslaved. That news came late—two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was ratified on January 1, 1863. In 2021, the swift passage of bills that created the holiday did not allow time for Fielding to officially observe Juneteenth (a blend of [...]

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action2022-06-27T16:16:14-07:00

An American Story: Drawing on the roots of an antebellum interracial Texas couple, Juneteenth speaker, graduate shares reasons to celebrate

2022-06-27T16:16:54-07:00

Nearly 40 years ago, business and community leader Beverly J. Dorsey Stevenson, Ph.D. (2013) learned about the abiding yet forbidden Civil War-era relationship between Edward Ruthven Taylor, the white son of a prominent Texas slave broker, and Ann George, a Black enslaved woman his family owned. Dr. Beverly Stevenson and her husband Major William Stevenson spent decades unearthing and protecting a little-known American story that was their own. [ALL PHOTOS: Courtesy of Dr. Beverly Dorsey Stevenson] The story was passed along via the couple’s great-grandson, Major William Stevenson Sr., whom Dr. Stevenson was dating at the time and who [...]

An American Story: Drawing on the roots of an antebellum interracial Texas couple, Juneteenth speaker, graduate shares reasons to celebrate2022-06-27T16:16:54-07:00

Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration: Save the Date and Register Today

2022-05-23T13:10:20-07:00

Defining moments in history remind us of the ongoing fight for freedom, justice, and equity. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, the Emancipation Proclamation was announced, thus commemorating the end of Black enslavement in America. This profound event has become known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day and serves as a time to commemorate the end of the heinous practice of chattel slavery.  Fielding Graduate University strives to be an equity-serving institution by acknowledging our shared histories and engaging cultural moments that represent the diversity of our Fielding community.  This year we host the Inaugural Celebration event. Our [...]

Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration: Save the Date and Register Today2022-05-23T13:10:20-07:00
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