Lewisville Grand Theater presents Lewisville Talks – City Speaker Series: Juneteenth 101
The Lewisville Talks – City Speaker Series continues to insight curiosity and promote meaningful conversation with its next engagement featuring Denton-based author Donald Norman-Cox, speaking about his book, Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts.
Juneteenth 101 takes a closer look at the annual observance commemorating June 19, 1865, the day the U.S. Army came to Galveston to ensure Texans would comply with the Emancipation Proclamation. While the celebration of Juneteenth has grown in popularity in recent years, so has a wealth of legends, misinterpretations, and untruths about the holiday and its inception. Norman-Cox debunks these commonly held beliefs in this evening’s talk, followed by a Q&A session with audience members. His book, Juneteenth 101, will also be available for purchase at the event.
Following the presentation, attendees are invited to stay for a screening of Miss Juneteenth.