A Virtual Commemoration of Juneteenth

Through educational content, artistic performances, and shareable discussion prompts, this collaborative endeavor explores the meaning and relevance of “Freedom”, “Justice” and “Democracy” in African American life.

BLKFREEDOM.org is a digital destination to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth. Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865 when union soldier, Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were free. This announcement was more than two and half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

This program is a combined effort between Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI), Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (Hilton Head Island, SC), @nNorthwest African American Museum (Seattle, WA), Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex (Miami, FL), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH), and the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN).

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