Assistant Professor of History, Nakia Parker, will be speaking at MSU’s second annual Juneteenth Celebration at MSU on Friday June 17, 2022 at the Breslin Center. Dr. Parker, formerly a College of Social Science Dean’s Research Associate and now an assistant professor of History, is a specialist on nineteenth century-U.S. slavery, African American and American Indian History. She will be speaking at this event along with the keynote speaker, Julian Chambliss, Professor of English, as well as MSU President Samuel Stanley M.D., Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D., Provost Teresa Woodruff, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Rema Vassar, Ph.D. and Renee Jefferson ,J.D., as well as other distinguished representatives from university organizations. The theme of the event is Afrofuturism and the event will feature art, music, and other celebratory activities.
For more information, please see this June 2, 2022 article in MSU Today.