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Watch: A ‘Digital Commemoration Of Juneteenth’ From Black Museums

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On June 19, six Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast will launch BLKFREEDOM.org, “a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas.”

This event, which starts at noon, features cultural performances from Africa and across America, educational content and appearances by:

  • Lonnie G. Bunch III, the first African American and first historian to serve as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
  • Johnnetta Betsch Cole, anthropologist, educator, museum director and the first female African American president of Spelman College
  • The Honorable Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library
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