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Juneteenth is the oldest public celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Join speakers Vaughnette Goode-Walker (historian, operator of Footprints of Savannah, museum director) and Dr. Alvin Jackson (co-founder and President, Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center) for Telfair Museums’ Virtual Juneteenth Lecture. Ms. Goode-Walker will address why we celebrate Juneteenth in Savannah and discuss secret schools operated in the city before Emancipation. Dr. Jackson will discuss the Willow Hill School, founded in 1874 by formally enslaved individuals in Portal, Georgia. After operating as a school for 125 years, the site was saved by former students and descendants and is now a museum and community resource center.

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Virtual Juneteenth Lecture

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Virtual Juneteenth Lecture

Investment for this program provided by the City of Savannah.

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