VIRTUAL EVENT: Lunch & Learn: The History of Juneteenth | What’s happening in Charlotte

VIRTUAL EVENT: Lunch & Learn: The History of Juneteenth


*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 06/18/2021
On June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army issued a statement that all slaves in Texas were free. The announcement came almost three years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Though the event was followed by confusion, delay, and continued terror for many enslaved Texans, Juneteenth is now the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States. Join Dr. George Keaton, Jr., Founder and Executive Director of Remembering Black Dallas, for a discussion of the history of Juneteenth, its particular significance in Texas, and how the holiday has evolved over the last 150 years.

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The conversation will take place on the online platform ZoomA link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program. Please register for one ticket per device used. 


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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

(214) 741-7500
Contact name: 
Casey Bush
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
06/18/2021
Time: 
12:00 PM CT
Price: 
FREE

Ages

All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids