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Juneteenth and the Puerto Rican Day Parade

On this week’s episode of JustLove, as we approach the commemoration of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. We will be having a conversation on how colleges have been confronting their links to institutional slavery and wrestling with how to atone for these connections. On this weekend, we celebrate the National Puerto Rican Day Parade taking place virtually this Sunday, June 13th, we’ll have a conversation with the author of the recent book: “The Kingdom Began in Puerto Rico – Neil Connolly’s Priesthood in the South Bronx” about the 59-year priesthood of the late Msgr. Neil Connolly.

Prof. Calvin Schermerhorn, Ph.D. is a Professor of History at Arizona State University and the author of the book “Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery” from Cambridge University Press. This week, as we approach the commemoration of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those that had been enslaved in the United States. Professor Calvin Schermerhorn, whose area of historical research concentrates on slavery, capitalism, and African-American Inequality, will be sharing with us a bit about how colleges have been confronting their historical links to institutional slavery and wrestling about how to atone for these connections.

Angel Garcia is the author of the book: “The Kingdom Began in Puerto Rico – Neil Connolly’s Priesthood in the South Bronx” which was recently published by Fordham University Press in 2020. In this weekend when we celebrate – virtually- the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on this Sunday, June 13th, Angel Garcia shares with us a bit about the almost 59 Year Priesthood of the Late Msgr. Neil Connolly of the Archdiocese of New York, and particularly the years he spent ministering to the predominantly Puerto Rican Catholic community of the South Bronx.

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