In honor of Juneteenth, join us for a viewing of Understanding Juneteenth: A History of Emancipation in Alamo Hall. Before the screening, hear remarks from guest speaker, Carey Latimore, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Trinity University and author of the Alamo’s report on Civil Rights in San Antonio: WWII to 1960s.
Understanding Juneteenth is a documentary film that looks to educate viewers on the history of Emancipation Day as a holiday and how it has been recognized throughout the years here in America. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, TX to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed.
This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.