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Honoring Juneteenth

  • Dates:
    Jun 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
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The oldest celebrated national commemoration of the ending of slavery, Juneteenth is commemorated to acknowledge a period in American history that continues to shape our communities.

Washington State Historical Society encourages you to join us in celebrating with one of our many partners who preserve the history of Black Americans and Washingtonians, including:

You can connect with more Black arts and heritage organizations in our state through the Artist Trust website.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture offers several blogposts about the legacy and celebration of Juneteenth, including these selections:

Below you can link to book lists for Juneteenth reading materials:

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