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JUNETEENTH | Augusta Museum of History
June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree – $5
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
On June 19, 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation, soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas ordering slave holding Texans to comply with the freeing of enslaved Americans. Thus Juneteenth was born!
Schedule of Events:
10:00am Storytime with Mayor Hardie Davis
11:00am (Virtual) Jessye Norman School of the Arts Video Performance
12:00pm Keynote Address: Understanding the Spirit of Juneteenth. Before There Was A Last Freed, There Had To Be A First Freed! by Wayne O’Bryant
1:00pm (Virtual) Poem by Sistah Olufemi of the Kuumbah Storytellers
2:00pm AMH Tiny Trolley Concert (Juneteenth Edition) featuring Modern Jazz Movement
3:00pm Closing Lecture by Erin Prentiss of the Augusta Richmond County Library
Museum galleries will be open from 10am-5pm for guests to enjoy self-guided tours, historic games, and take home activities!