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On Juneteenth

National Archives Museum

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

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In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth. She recounts both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the years from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. Joining Annette Gordon-Reed in conversation will be Roy Young, CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier, and the Reverend Dr. Halliard Brown, Jr., a board member of the Orange County, Virginia, African-American Historical Society.

This program is presented in partnership with James Madison’s Montpelier.

The program and the General Order No. 3 Featured Document Display is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of The Boeing Company.


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