Celebrating Juneteenth at the National Museum of African American History & Culture

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Celebrating Juneteenth at the National Museum of African American History & Culture

We know it's not in New York, but DHPSNY really enjoyed this interactive tour with Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III through NMAAHC's Slavery and Freedom Exhibition - and we think you will too.  Juneteenth has long been celebrated in African American communities and is an important day in American history.  Although the Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863, enslaved peoples in Confederate-controlled Texas were not made free until June 19, 1865 - hence the celebration of Juneteenth as America's second Independence Day.

You can access the video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMAAHC/videos/10154508052246990/  or on NMAAHC's excellent blog: https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/celebrating-juneteenth.

 

 

 

 

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