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Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosting Virtual Juneteenth Event With Sherrilyn Ifill

CHICAGO (CBS)-- This month marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Wednesday night, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host a free virtual event. NAACP civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill will discuss the anniversary's significance in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of police.

A spokesperson from the museum told CBS 2 this even is part of the museum's mission to champion equity and respect for all people.

To be part of the presentation, log into and click on programs to pre-register.

The even begins at 7 p.m.

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