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The Martin Insider Talks of the Importance of Juneteenth

A series of episodes focused on Martin University of Indianapolis, Indiana highlights, upcoming university events, academic activities, and communiversity efforts.

Originally celebrated on June 19th, this year will mark the second year of Juneteenth’s recognition as a federal holiday in the United States. Despite its importance, some are still unsure what the holiday is and how to celebrate the day.

Join Historical Fiction Award-Winning Author, Linda Lewis-Everett, on the Martin Insider as she breaks down what Juneteenth is and how imperative it is to continue celebrating black history in our communities.

“It’s important to know where you come from to know where you’re going,” says Everett. "This holiday is a connection to people who once were and Martin University is here to shine a light on our ancestors." To learn more about Juneteenth click here.

In honor of Juneteenth, there will be a community celebration on Thursday, June 16th in the Gathertorium from 4 - 7 pm. The celebration will feature guest speakers, music, giveaways, and samplings of ethnic foods. The event is free and open to all, while African attire isn't required it is encouraged.

For more information or to be a guest on The Martin Insider podcast connect with our producer, John E. Girton, Jr. at


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