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Celebrate Juneteenth at Parklands Turner!

Celebrate Juneteenth at Parklands Turner with a special story time on Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m.! We'll read stories about Juneteenth, sing songs, and everyone will make their very own Juneteenth flag that they can take home with them!   
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Join us for our June Lecture series with Author C.R. Gibbs

On June 15th C. R. Gibbs will talk about The Secret History of Juneteenth.  If you miss this presentation you can join us again on June 29, 2016 where Mr. Gibbs will talk about The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families. Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program at DC Public Library? Check it out and Go for the Gold--Read!
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The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families

Join us for our June Lecture Series. Come out for this important lecture by C.R. Gibbs on The Mass Incarceration of African Americans and lts Effects on their Families and participate in the discussion. Have you signed up for the DC Public Library Summer Reading program yet?  Check it out and go for the gold.
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CANCELED- DC Legendary Musicians' Women's Award Ceremony

********This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience. ******** The DC Legendary Musicians will honor Women in Music, Women in Politics, Women in Business, and Women in the Media at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Sunday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m.
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The Secret History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is considered the oldest celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas with 2,000 troops. He issued General Order 3, which declared an end to slavery more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.  Many slaves were unaware of the Emancipation degree of January 1, 1863, because of Texas's isolation and the slow movement of news about the Civil War.

Contributions of African American Women During the Civil War

African American women played a fundamental role in the struggle for freedom during the Civil War Era.  Among their contributions, they served as nurses and cooks; operated as spies, scouts and couriers; and supported black troops in many ways.
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Escape From Slavery: The Pearl Incident of 1848

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, community leader David W. Smith, Sr. will discuss slave culture in the United States, Civil War interpreter Marquett Milton will portray the life of United States Colored Troop Andrew Green and freelance writer Omarr Lee will pay tribute to the commemorative holiday through poetry. Juneteenth is considered the oldest celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Join us for a celebration of the abolition of human bondage in the United States.

Juneteenth 2014 Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth at a special evening Read-In.  Members of the Aspiring Writers Circle and library staff will present original works and letters from slaves that evoke the strength, courage, and freedom that

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