What is Juneteenth?

The Emancipation Oak in Fort Monroe’s story comes from the same time period as Juneteenth – learn more here

Why did neither slavery nor the Civil War end at Appomattox Courthouse? Why did Lincoln’s hand shake as he signed the Emancipation Proclamation? What is Juneteenth and how has it evolved? Who celebrates it and will it become a national holiday?

The Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters, in partnership with Williamsburg Regional Library, presented “JUNETEENTH: What It Is & What It Isn’t” on Friday, June 17, in the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg. Red Velvet cake, a traditional Juneteenth dessert, was served.

Watch last year’s webinar recording:

 

 

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