Juneteenth 2021: Remembering the past, celebrating the future

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The Black Alumni Leadership Council and the Boston University Alumni Association hosted an in-depth conversation on transformative events in Black history. From Emancipation to the Tulsa Massacre and the dedication of the Shaw Memorial on Beacon Hill, these events have shaped generations. During this panel discussion, experts provided a better understanding of how we can look back while planning for the future.


Carmen Fields (COM’73)
Producer and host, WHDH-TV 7/Boston

Leon Wilson (MET’75)
President and CEO, Museum of African American History

Imari Paris Jeffries
Executive Director, King Boston

Paula Austin
Assistant Professor, History and African American Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Boston University


Karen Holmes Ward (COM’77, HON’18)
WCVB Director of Public Affairs, Community Services and host of CityLine