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On Juneteenth
  • Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online

In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. Joining Annette Gordon-Reed in conversation will be Roy Young, CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier, and The Reverend Dr. Halliard Brown, Jr., a board member of the Orange County, Virginia, African-American Historical Society. 

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This program is presented in partnership with James Madison’s Montpelier.

Program and the upcoming Emancipation Proclamation and General Order No. 3 Featured Document Presentation is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of