Juneteenth Celebration in 1900 at Eastwoods Park (Austin, Texas) 📸: Austin History Center.
BLKFREEDOM.org will commemorate the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth just as those pictured below, 120 years ago. Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This announcement was more than two and half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
BLKFREEDOM.org is a combined effort between Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History(Detroit, MI), Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (Hilton Head Island, SC), Northwest African American Museum (Seattle, WA), Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex (Miami, FL), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH), and National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN).
Through educational content, artistic performances, and shareable discussion prompts, this collaborative program will explore the meaning and relevance of “freedom”, “justice” and “democracy” in Black American life, from a historical and contemporary framework. To learn more and subscribe for updates, visit blkfreedom.org. #BlkFreedom