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Emancipation Park Conservancy’s Emancipation Conservation Lecture Series: Historic Parks with Robert G. Stanton

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join Emancipation Park Conservancy for a series of “Emancipation Conversations” covering a variety of topics that affect African Americans in Houston and beyond. Special guests— ranging from Dr. Rod Paige, former US Secretary of Education, and PJ Floyd, brother of the late George Floyd — will address the histories of Juneteenth and Memorial Day, the significance of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in education, the impact of Covid-19 on communities of color and the role of arts in historical and cultural preservation among others.

Robert G. Stanton Former Director National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior, the first African American appointed Director of the National Park Service will discuss the role of green spaces and cultural sites in building communities, establishing historical memories, and creating a cultural consciousness.