Juneteenth: Commemorating the End of Slavery in America

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History, Other

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Registration for this event will close on June 18, 2024 @ 7:00pm.
There are 133 seats remaining.

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The holiday commemorates June 19th, 1865, when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. This presentation explains the events that led up to the day, the people who have ensured that it is remembered and why it is acknowledged by more Americans every year.  


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This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

This event will be recorded. A link will be emailed to registrants when available.


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