Beck Cultural Exchange Center Knoxville, Tennessee
Beck Cultural Exchange CenterKnoxville, Tennessee

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in recognition of the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, Beck announces its second annual Juneteenth Celebration.  The Celebration will include a very special Juneteenth Town Hall meeting with members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators sponsored in partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Greater Knoxville Chapter, a Juneteenth Living Museum Experience along with Juneteenth Bingo sponsored in partnership with Austin-East High School Class of 1972.  The events are free and open to the entire greater community.

 

Wednesday June 19 | Beck Cultural Exchange Center | Free to the Public

JUNETEENTH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

JUNETEENTH BINGO

Noon – 1:30P

Come play Bingo with a history twist, win prizes and enjoy munching on butter popcorn

 

JUNETEENTH LIVING MUSEUM

5:30P – 6:30P

Walk through the Exhibit Hall where you will experience a “Living Museum”

 

A VERY SPECIAL JUNETEENTH TOWN HALL MEETING

7:00P – 8:00P

Special community dialogue with members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators

 

ABOUT JUNETEENTH

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the union soldiers, led by major general Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. Note that in Tennessee Beck hosts an annual celebration on August 8 commemorating the emancipation of the first slaves in the state of Tennessee, August 8, 1863.

 

Juneteenth 2019 Press Release
Events at Beck, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Commemoration of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth 2019 Press Release.pdf
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:3PM

Bijou Theatre

FREE

Press Release Heat of a Red Summer Feb 5 Bijou Theatre
Free and Open to the Public
News release Heat of a Red Summer.pdf
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Beck Cultural Exchange Center
1927 Dandridge Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
 
Phone:865.524.8461

Email: beckcenter@beckcenter.net

 

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Museum Hours

CLOSING FOR STAFF VACATIONS

Beginning

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 & 

Will Reopen

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Our museum is open during the following hours:

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00AM - 6:00PM

 

BECK HOLIDAY CLOSING

December 25, 2018 -

January 1, 2019

 

In the event of inclement weather we operate on the Knox County School Schedule.  Please See knoxschools.org.
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Parking: FREE

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