Upcoming Presentations

May 19, 2021

International Talk Radio

7:00 PM (CDT)

Zoom link ~ Passcode: 658470

 From your Phone Dial:  346.248.7799 

Meeting ID: 959 758 6957

June 10, 2021

Harris County Public Library

6:00 PM (CDT) Check back for log-in information.

June 17, 2021

Denton Public Library – Denton, Texas

3:00 PM (CDT) Check back for log-in information

June 17, 2021

Denton Public Library – Denton, Texas

6:00 PM (CDT) Check back for log-in information.

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D. J. Norman-Cox
Author of “Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts”


Donald J. Norman-Cox is the author of “Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts”, and a Public Historian based in Denton, Texas. Since the early 1980s, he has organized youth-oriented events and services that promote awareness and appreciation for African American history.

Norman-Cox holds degrees in Music Education, Student Personnel Services, and Counseling. His talents and creativity have produced a wealth of projects including literary and coloring books (some are available in the Juneteenth University store), musical arrangements, board games, etc.

Cox’s passionate interest in Juneteenth began with a question jokingly asked of college students: “How did news of the proclamation get from Louisiana to New Mexico without going through Texas?” That inquiry prompted extensive research that resulting in the publication Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts.


Live discussions of Juneteenth 101 are available for large and small groups. A variety of options are available including engaging lectures, Q&A discussions, and research workshops (for small groups only.) A display of research material is available primarily for schools that prefer a come-and-go event.

All presentations are intended to correct misinformation about Juneteenth. For greatest impact, audiences should have a basic awareness of Juneteenth. These presentations are not recommended for children.

Research workshops for non-academics provide training on how to locate nineteenth century documents and how to determine their accuracy.
(Above: Seniors discover Houston’s notice of the proclamation in 1862.)


Presentations may be scheduled year round.


Currently, only virtual presentations are available.

Q&A discussions are less structured sessions designed to target specific interest of small groups.
(above) Tea & History Meeting, Denton Co., Texas

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