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Juneteenth marked after month of protest

Saturday, June 20, 2020

In an interview, Mary Elliott, curator of American slavery at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, read the order aloud and emphasized its concluding words: “Former masters and slaves” would become “employer and hired labor.”Read More

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.