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
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
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.
Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:3PM
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