Suddler Quoted in ‘AJC’ Article ‘Why Juneteenth will take on greater meaning this year’

Dr. Carl Suddler, Assistant Professor of History, was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the greater significance attached to this year’s Juneteenth holiday in light of recent protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Suddler is the author of Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York (NYU Press, 2019). Read the excerpt featuring Suddler below, along with the full article, written by Shelia Poole, here: “Why Juneteenth will take on greater meaning this year: Racial injustice, police brutality, protests will raise profile of the day.”

“Maybe there’s going to be a change from this point forward,” said Carl Suddler, an assistant professor of history at Emory University and author of “Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York.” “I think there’s something to be said about what the protests have done and what organizations have done to raise awareness for a lot of people about Juneteenth. This level of awareness and level of awakening that’s happening is great to see.”