Celebrating Juneteenth - Virtually!
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. In 2021 it officially became a federal holiday.
The Virtual Event
Nia McAdoo, Collector and Moderator Nicole Moore, Historian
The Homage Exhibit curates and creates learning experiences through the exhibition and interpretation of African American historical artifacts. The McAdoo family has amassed a collection that represents an in-depth view of African American history from the era of slavery through the post civil rights era.
Virtual Experiences Include:
- A 45-minute interactive presentation exploring the Homage Exhibit collection with Collector and Curator Nia McAdoo and Public Historian Nicole Moore
- An exhibiting of 8-10 artifacts from the Homage Exhibit collection
- Organizations have the option to request specific inventory from the extensive collection of artifacts. An inventory list can be found here.
- A 15-minute Q&A session lead by Collector and Curator Nia McAdoo and Public Historian Nicole Moore