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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

emancipation

Hidden History of Juneteenth

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
On the eve of Emancipation Day, which celebrates when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, noted Historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on the Hidden History of Juneteenth, which celebrates the liberation of black American slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865.  Best for ages 13 and older.