African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Dr. Eric Tang Writes Austin American-Statesman Op-Ed on Black Austin and Juneteenth

Wed, June 20, 2012
Dr. Eric Tang, credit by David Woodberry
Dr. Eric Tang, credit by David Woodberry

AADS Assistant Professor Eric Tang published an online op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman on Monday on the subject of Black life in Austin in historical juxtaposition to Juneteenth Emancipation Day. Juneteenth, celebrated this Tuesday the 19th, is an annual, uniquely Texan holiday which recognizes the two-and-a-half year delay in freeing slaves in Texas following the Emancipation Declaration. Read the full op-ed here!

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