DuSable Museum Juneteenth Reopening
Grand Reopening June 19th, 2021 Start Time: 11:00AM
The reopening program which will take place in front of the Museum will feature specially invited guests, community leaders, elected officials and DuSable Museum personnel welcoming visitors, members and friends back to this world-class institution.
The relevance of a “Juneteenth” reopening is in celebration this cultural holiday which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, in some cases enslavers withheld this news, and it wasn’t until 2-1/2 years later, June 19, 1865, that federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to notify slaves that they were free. Juneteenth (June 19th) is recognized as the longest-running African American Holiday.