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Juneteenth also known as Freedom day is one of the oldest observed days in American History! Do you know your history?

Juneteenth is said to be the official day that all slaves were free in the Confederate States of America on June 19th, 1865. Enslaved people in Galveston Texas were notified about the Civil war and the abolition of slavery two years after it had been done, therefore making Juneteenth the official day all slaves were freed.

Get active and celebrate your freedom!

The Griot Black History Museum in St. Louis will be having an Art exhibition and sale on June 19th, 2018 at 6pm, details are as follows:

Celebrate Juneteenth and support The Griot Museum of Black History at the opening reception of the 40 Acres and a Mule Art Show and Sale. 

– Original work by local and international artists on display and for sale! 

– Silent auction!

– Live entertainment!

(Amos “Saxman” Brewer: https://www.facebook.com/Amos-Brewer-1642582249316237/)

-Reading of “Cousin Roscoe vs. the U.S. Army” by Dr. Charles Wartts

-Complimentary refreshments, including ice cream from Crown Candy Kitchen!

-Explore The Griot galleries with costumed docuents! Join the fun — period or themed attire is encouraged. 

***Attendance prizes!

Admission is $10 per person. Purchase your tickets at the door or online: https://www.thegriotmuseum.com/product-page/inaugural-junteeenth-celebration-40-acres-and-a-mule

Questions? Contact The Griot at (314) 241-7057 or <info@thegriotmuseum.com>. 

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