The Selma Historical Museum will present a program on the history and legacy of Juneteenth this Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 AM at the Museum, located at 104 West Anderson Street in Historic Uptown Selma.
The presenter will be writer and historian Eric Jackson. Jackson who is a former instructor at Johnston Community College holds a Master’s Degree in History from NC State and has a researched and lectured on the South and Southern History.
“Juneteenth is a very interesting part of the history of the South. It is the date in the middle of June that the slaves in Texas were told of their freedom by the Emancipation Proclamation,” Jackson said. “It was a huge celebration in the South it is still a major holiday for African Americans in Texas. It fell out of fashion but in the last 20 years has been revived in many parts of the country.”
Jackson’s presentation will focus on the history and the legacy of Juneteenth and its meaning for future generations.
The event is free and open to the public.
Jackson encourages homeschoolers and families to attend this event.