Juneteenth is short for “June Nineteenth”, the day in 1865 when Federal troops came into Galveston, Texas to ensure that enslaved persons would be set free. Juneteenth has been celebrated annually since that date, and became a federal holiday in 2021, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans.
In celebration of Juneteenth Month 2022, the Coos History Museum is holding a Special Edition of it’s monthly Tuesday Talk, titled “Working on Our Whiteness: White People Helping Each Other to Understand and Interrupt Racism”. This Tuesday Talk, facilitated by Emily Drew, Professor of Sociology at Willamette University, focuses on learning how to develop an antiracist community and is part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.
Juneteenth Celebration at the Coos History Museum from 11am to 4pm on both Saturday June 18th and Sunday June 19th. This free cultural festival is loaded with music, food, dancing, drumming, arts, crafts, and activities for all ages. Visit booths representing local Black-owned businesses, organizations, and community resources. See the flyer for details!