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Juneteenth Freedom Day!

Members
Free
Non-Members
Free with Gardens admission
Where

Lowcountry Center

When
Sat, Jun 15 2024, 10am - 2pm
Sat, Jun 15 2024

On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had gone into effect on Jan 1, 1863, enslaved Africans in Texas, the farthest remote slave state, finally received notice about their freedom. Although slavery continued in two Union states, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 

Brookgreen Gardens will award three community members the Huntington Exemplary Service Award at noon on June 15, 2024. Established to recognize individuals who have worked to improve race relations in South Carolina and Georgetown and Horry Counties in 2023-24, the award will be bestowed in honor of our founders, Anna and Archer Huntington. Nominations were received via the Brookgreen website and reviewed by a community-wide committee. 

There will also be a live performance by Gullah Storyteller Frank Murry, speaker sessions, an artist talk, and art activities on the importance of the holiday.   

 

 

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