One of the earliest documented land purchases in the name of Juneteenth was organized by Rev. Jack Yates. This fund-raising effort yielded $1000 and made possible the purchase of Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas.
Watch as the Museum's Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III leads a tour through the Slavery and Freedom exhibition, highlighting stories behind some of the museum's most popular objects, including Nat Turner's bible, freedom papers of free African Americans and a Sibley tent that housed African Americans who ran from Southern plantations in search of freedom with the Union army.
“Juneteenth” (“June” plus “nineteenth”), today the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States. Learn more about the history of Juneteenth by clicking the link below.
Jack & The Bean Stalk, 2017 | Courtesy of Storyland Theatre
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