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: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
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: Why Are Suspects In Repeated Sexual Abuse Of 10-Year-Old Girl Free, While She Was Locked Up In A Psychiatric Facility?
To be part of the presentation, log into Ilholocausemuseum.org and click on programs to pre-register.MORE NEWS: Former State Rep. Edward Acevedo, Sons Indicted On Tax Charges
The even begins at 7 p.m.