16 2021

BEKI Schmooze on Juneteenth with Robert Forbes

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel (BEKI) 85 Harrison Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1724
203-389-2108 office@beki.org

Contact Peggy Hackett

Robert Forbes will discuss Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of those who were enslaved in this country. June 19, 1865 was the day that the Union army announced emancipation in Texas, on a date over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Professor Forbes, who is a BEKI member, has served on the faculty at Yale, Wesleyan, UConn, and Southern. His expertise is U.S. history from the Revolution to the Civil War, focusing on the impact of slavery on the development of American institutions. To request the Zoom link, email office@beki.org