Juneteenth Celebration | Family Day

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History says
The Friends Committee of the Charles H. Wright Museum, the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers, and ASALH Detroit present this 2015 Juneteenth Celebration filled with family fun including historical reenactments, old fashioned fun games, sweet treats, snow cones, and much, much more!

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring “all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free.” It took over two years for this declaration to reach enslaved Africans in Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union General Granger delivered General Order #3 declaring: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Free and open to the public. For more information call (313) 494-5800.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue • Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum® • TheWright.org
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