Juneteenth Stories of Freedom

June 19, 2021 | 1:00pm (EDT)

Presented in partnership with the Griots’ Circle of Maryland

Free Online | RSVP required

Includes ASL interpretation and LIVE captioning (CART)

The Peale and the Griots’ Circle of Maryland present a Juneteenth virtual storytelling event featuring African American storytellers. The celebration will unite all people in the spirit of activism inspired by the recent human rights protests. The stories of freedom will bring to life heroes from the past and others will highlight the present passion for social justice.

Juneteenth is the annual observance also known as Emancipation Day. It recognizes freedom finally arriving for enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers enforced the law by publicly reading General Order number 3 which freed all remaining enslaved people. Throughout Texas, African Americans observe the June 19 holiday with parades, cook outs, speeches and dancing. Now, Juneteenth is celebrated worldwide.

Accessibility: This event includes live human generated captions (CART). American Sign Language interpretation will also be provided. For more information about transcripts, captioning, and other accessibility resources, please visit our accessibility page. If you have any additional accommodation requests ahead of time, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator Robin Marquis at access@thepealecenter.org. If you need ASL interpretation, please email us at access@thepealecenter.org by June 10. Please let us know if you have any other access requests or feedback about the accessibility of the Peale Center’s programs.

From the Griot Circle of Maryland

Presented by the Peale with support from Fulton Bank

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