Happy Juneteenth | Celebration of Freedom
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Wednesday was a significant day in American history – Juneteenth. The day honored the legitimate end to bondage in the United States and a gallery in Philadelphia put on an exceptional festival.
Throughout the day Wednesday, guests walked around the African American Museum for an exhibition hall wide festival of Juneteenth. Many scholarly the historical backdrop of the significant day with important and passionate reenactments.
There was a whirlwind of movement at the African American Museum of Philadelphia, a festival of freedom on the 154th commemoration of Juneteenth, recognizing the nullification of subjection in 1865.
“Juneteenth is a festival of opportunity, of freedom, the completion of subjugation,” Hannah Wallace, a representative at the historical center, said. “1865 Galveston, Texas, was at last advised that the Emancipation Proclamation was agreed upon. They were the last to discover following two years had just passed.”
Youthful guests were retaining each word from Civil War reenactors speaking to the U.S. shaded troops, getting an opportunity to see and feel a little piece of one of the darkest periods in American history all while commending its completion.
“I came to demonstrate my grandkids and one grandniece what I didn’t have the open door at their age,” Kenneth Cole, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, said. “Everything here they’ve remained centered, they’ve posed inquiries. Everything here is extremely fascinating.”
There were expressions and artworks, guided visits and screenings alongside an exceptional record of one slave’s mission for the opportunity.
“I’m here to pick up as much information as I can so I can pass it on to my 5-year-old grandson,” Mary Tillery, of North Philadelphia, said.
Guests picking up and passing on information, the objective of this and each Juneteenth occasion.
“This is 154 years of this convention. That makes it a genuine convention so it bodes well to continue passing it on and perceive a big motivator for it, to truly give a date to consider our freedom and to recall that it was not forever our own,” Wallace said.