Celebrate Juneteenth with BLKFREEDOM.org
Join six leading Black museums and historical institutions today to launch BLKFREEDOM.org, a digital commemoration of Juneteenth!
The launch of BLKFREEDOM.org commemorates the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread, emancipation did not come until June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Grander landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended. He issued General Order No. 3, announcing the enslaved were now free. The announcement was more than two-and-a-half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
BLKFREEDOM.org is a combined effort between the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 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 (Miami, FL) and the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN). Through educational content, artistic performances, and shareable discussion prompts, this collaborative program explores the meaning and relevance of freedom, justice, and democracy in Black American life, from a historical and contemporary framework.
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