Juneteenth Celebration

Theme: None of Us Are Free, Unless All of Us Are Free
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
      5:00 pm – 6:45 pm, Freedom House Museum, 1315 Duke Street
                                        Reception & Lecture by Dr. Juanita Patience Moss
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Shiloh Baptist Church Worship Center, 1401 Jamieson Ave.
                                        Keynote, Barry C. Black, Senate Chaplain

Join the Northern Virginia Urban League, the City of Alexandria, and Shiloh Baptist Church in a commemoration of Juneteenth on June 19th. The festivities will start at 5:00 pm at the Freedom House Museum with a reception, a lecture by local author Dr. Juanita Patience Moss, and a tour. At 7:00 pm the U.S. Senate Chaplain, Barry C. Black, will deliver the keynote at Shiloh.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863." You can read more about the history here,
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