Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. But it’s come to have a broader meaning, celebrating the freedom of all black slaves.
The date became even more important when the Civil Rights Act was passed on June 19, 1964.
But that’s just the iceberg’s tip. By coincidence, several momentous events in American Civil Rights history have occurred on or near June 19. As part of James A. Garfield National Historic Site‘sCivil War series, Site Manager Todd Arrington leads us on a time-traipsing tour of these memorable Juneteenths.
The program is free to attend and open to all. Come share your memories and celebrate one of America’s great baseball cities. Afterward, the authors will have their books available for sale and signing.
Due to space limitations, we do ask that you register for the program beforehand. You can sign up by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.
Also, Tom Todd, the Amazing One Man Band, will perform from 6 to 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy a little bit of Jimmy Buffett. We will also have cake and contests. All are welcome and no registration is required for our party.