LOGAN – Utah State University’s three days of events celebrating Juneteenth continue Wednesday, commemorating the end of slavery in America.

USU’s fourth annual Juneteenth observance started with a performance on the Quad by the USU Alumni Band Sunday night, June 16.

Wednesday begins with an 8 a.m. Fun Run followed by the annual 5K at 8:30. Most of the proceeds from those two events will go to a memorial on the USU campus honoring Mignon Barker Richmond, the first African-American student to graduate from a university in Utah. Everyone is invited to the Juneteenth Community BBQ at Bridger Park in Logan with activities for families and children. Food is served at 6 p.m. and it is free.

Thursday evening in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom is an interactive workshop promoters call “a celebration on music that will soothe the soul.” It presents the impact of African-Americans on the American Music Landscape.

Another attraction, available at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art from June 18-30, is “San Francisco: the Golden Years 1930-1960” with a focus on art of the western United States.

All events are open to all USU students, faculty, staff and the public.

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