Juneteenth book read roundtable and historical spotlight

LLCC celebrates Juneteenth 1865. Freedom Day.Roundtable discussions of “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon-Reed continue today, June 22, with a meeting at 1 p.m. in the Student Success Conference Room (can also attend via Zoom with meeting ID: 86326730510).

Historical spotlight

Chief Russell raising flag with NextLevel youth“The Juneteenth flag is full of symbolism. Juneteenth flag designer L.J. Graf packed lots of meaning into her design. The colors red, white and blue echo the American flag to symbolize that the enslaved people and their descendants were Americans. The star in the middle pays homage to Texas, while the bursting ‘new star’ on the ‘horizon’ of the red and blue fields represents a new freedom and a new people” (Source: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/501680/12-things-you-might-not-know-about-juneteenth).

LLCC’s Juneteenth flag was raised on Thursday, June 16, with the help of youth in the NextLevel program.
LLCC police officers with NextLevel youth