TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Friday, Tallahassee Community College hosted a virtual webinar to celebrate Juneteenth and have open dialogue among faculty, students and members of the community.
Participants were able to listen in to historical lectures on the relevance of Juneteenth as the oldest national celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans and respond with questions.
Viewers were also able to enjoy musical and dance tributes, and guests shared personal stories about how the holiday has taken on a deeper meaning this year.
TCC's student body president, Micah Mitchell revealed he never understood the importance of Juneteenth until now, despite lessons from his father.
"He would say, if you want to learn something that would benefit, motivate and encourage you, research Juneteenth," said Mitchell. "He would also add, this world will teach you so much, but its up to you to indulge in the past and learn everything from your history."
The programs goal was to highlight the plight of Black Americans through slavery and after emancipation.