APA Marks Juneteenth

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2021 – Today the APA marks the holiday of Juneteenth, which celebrates the announcement of the emancipation of enslaved people in Galveston, TX, in 1865. APA President Vivian Pender, M.D., recorded remarks about the holiday, and APA Deputy Medical Director and Chief of Diversity and Health Equity Regina James, M.D., and CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., offered their thoughts on the APA blog.

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