Juneteenth: An open letter to Duke

We are only as strong as the weakest among us.  And you, Duke, have failed.

"As we honor Juneteenth and the spirit of emancipatory power, we free ourselves by freeing our language to speak back openly to recent communications regarding the loss of Black lives."

The Hurston-James Society wrote an open letter which was published in The Chronicle on June 19, 2020.  Six of the signers are History graduate students: Aaron Colston, Tayzhaun Glover, Reina Henderson, Ayanna Legros, Joshua Strayhorn, and Kristina Williams.

"The Hurston-James Society is a forum of scholarship and fellowship inspired by the work and memories of Zora Neale Hurston and C.L.R. James to celebrate Black graduate students in the humanities and social sciences."