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‘The Significance of Juneteenth’
June 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What is Juneteenth, and why is it important?
Although the history of Juneteenth began in Texas in 1865, observances marking the event have spread across the nation. How that occurred and its increasing significance in the present is a fascinating and inspiring story. In this special presentation, Spencer R. Crew will explore the historical legacy of Juneteenth and what it means for all Americans today.
Crew has worked in public history institutions for more than 30 years. He is currently the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University and emeritus director of the National Museum of African American History and the National Museum of American History (NMAH).
This program takes place in Daniels Auditorium. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.