Date(s) - 06/19/2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fredi Walker, curator and collector behind the Visual Center will be present
to talk about this special display. See more about the Visual Center on the
church’s website: http://www.uubrockton.com/african_american_center.html
This event is free and open to the public.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, this is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and, more generally, the emancipation of enslaved peoples across the country. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June
19th as the African American Independence Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Read more
about this at http://Juneteenth.com.
The following article in the Enterprise tells about the establishment of the Visual Center at the Brockton UU