Juneteenth is this Saturday? Our experts can help with your coverage and questionsJune 14, 20211 min read
June 19 — Juneteenth — marks the day in 1865 that the Union Army announced in Texas that the African American slaves were free. Black Americans since then have honored the day, even as it has gone unnoticed by many others.
In 2020, Jessica Millward, an associate professor of history at UCI, appeared on the UCI Podcast to discuss the history behind Juneteenth, the decades upon decades of continued struggle, and the hope she feels in this moment.
And if you’re a reporter covering this important date in American history – then let our experts help with your stories.
Dr. Jessica Millward is an Associate professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on comparative slavery and emancipation, African American history, gender and the law. Dr. Millward is available to speak with media about Juneteenth – simply click on her icon now to arrange an interview today.
Jessica Millward Associate Professor of History and African American Studies
Her research focuses on comparative slavery and emancipation, African American history, gender and the law.