Posted June 16, 2021

Understanding Juneteenth with the Blockson Collection

Learn more about this important holiday through artifacts found at the Blockson Collection.

an illustrated copy of the Emancipation Proclamation
Photography By: 
courtesy of the Charles Blockson Collection
Enslaved Africans in Texas first heard news of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after it had been issued.
Understanding Juneteenth with the Blockson Collection
Photos by Ryan S. Brandenburg, Betsy Manning and Joseph LabolitoWords by Hannah Church

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