CHICAGO (CBS)– This month marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.
Wednesday night, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host a free virtual event. NAACP civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill will discuss the anniversary’s significance in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police.READ MORE: MISSING: 8-Year-Old Aubri Morgan Last Seen On Near South Side; Believed To Be With Mother Driving Chevy Impala
A spokesperson from the museum told CBS 2 this even is part of the museum’s mission to champion equity and respect for all people.READ MORE: CTA Red Line Trains Running With Delays After Early Morning Power Outage
To be part of the presentation, log into Ilholocausemuseum.org and click on programs to pre-register.MORE NEWS: Student And Staff Data From Area School District Were Dumped On The Dark Web, And Parents And Staffers Had No Clue
The even begins at 7 p.m.