Why the Juneteenth Federal Holiday Matters to Us All

Wednesday, June 227:00—8:30 PMMeeting RoomAbbot Public Library235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA, 01945
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On June 19, 1865, the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were free when word of the Union’s Civil War victory made it to Galveston, two years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Now an annual Federal holiday on June 19, observed June 20, 2022, this recognition is a momentous landmark in the ongoing campaign for social equity. In this session, we’ll discuss how local organizations and recent town celebrations create greater awareness and opportunity to share the wealth of African American culture, language, music, and cuisine to dismantle racism.

This program is co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team.


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