“Juneteenth is arguably one of the most important days in our country’s history as well as African American history. On this day 140 years ago, this country made a good faith effort to live up to the principals it was founded on: liberty and justice for all. The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later.”
Juneteenth: A Day to Remember, U.S. Representative Corrine Brown, Press Release, 2005
Juneteenth Family Day - Oh, Freedom!
Saturday, June 8, 2013
FREE museum admission
Enjoy a full day of family friendly activities and entertainment:
11am & 2pm – authors@mistad: Book sale and signing. Meet Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer
11:30am & 2:30pm – Docent led tours of Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy
1pm & 2:45pm – Performance, Costumed Interpreter: Tammy Denease Richardson as Elizabeth Keckley
12-1pm – Free refreshments
3:30pm – Special performance of “Warriors Don’t Cry.” Based on the Little Rock Nine memoir by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals.
Free bus service between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center/Mark Twain House!
For more information: (860) 838-4133 or firstname.lastname@example.org