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Winedale Online Talk: “Juneteenth – A Celebration of Emancipation”

Martha Yates Jones and Pinkie Yates in a buggy decorated for Juneteenth. Credit: The African American Lib., Gregory School

Winedale Online Talk: “Juneteenth – A Celebration of Emancipation”

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (CST)

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Sharon Gillins, genealogist, and research associate at the Mary Moody Northern Endowment in Galveston, will recount the story of how freedom came to Texas more than 2 ½ years after the effective date of the Emancipation Proclamation and the evolution of the celebrations that followed from 1865 to present day, including efforts to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday. This zoom talk will be on Tuesday, February 20th at noon. E-mail tricia.blakistone@austin.utexas.edu for the link to this talk.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (CST)
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