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Saint Louis University diversity VP dies on Juneteenth

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Jonathan Smith, Saint Louis University's vice president of diversity and community engagement, died on Juneteenth. He was 61.

Smith 11 days earlier had a stroke, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He also served as an assistant professor of African American studies at SLU and pushed for Juneteenth to be celebrated as a holiday at the university.

President Joe Biden late last week signed a bill making Juneteenth a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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