On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had gone into effect on Jan 1, 1865, 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. Ron Daise, Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens will engage attendees in discussing the significance of this national holiday and its contemporary ramifications and ways the celebration continues.
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