Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Museum of African Diaspora

Celebrate Juneteenth at MoAD
Saturday June 19, 2010
11:00 am - 4:30 pm MoAD Salon

"Juneteenth is a celebration of African American freedom and achievement. It was originated to commemorate the day that enslaved Africans in Texas received formal notification of their emancipation on June 19, 1865, more than two and a half years after the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Join us for a day of reflection and an opportunity to trace your family’s lineage. Whether you’re a novice or an enthusiast, professional genealogist, Lisa B. Lee, PLCGS will lead workshops designed to develop basic skills in gathering, preserving, and sharing your family’s history. Gina Paige, President and Co-founder of, will lead an engaging and informative workshop that explores genetic ancestry tracing within historical, cultural, and scientific contexts."

MoAD Members Free.

General Admission $10

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