2017 Juneteenth Presentation

2017 Juneteenth Presentation

The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will be celebrating “Juneteenth” on Saturday, June 17, 1-3 pm at the Center, 817 Harmon Street.

Juneteenth is recognized as the oldest celebration that marks the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that they had been freed by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

The Multicultural Center’s celebration will include a presentation on the “Underground Railroad in Northwest Ohio” by Reita Adams Smith, a descendant of David Adams who was a “conductor” on the underground railroad in Findlay, OH. There will also be a showing of the documentary video “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story”.

Food, games and children activities will also be a part of the celebration. The event is free and open to the public.

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