The Significance of Juneteenth
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 7 p.m.
On-site program, Daniels Auditorium, North Carolina Museum of History
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Featuring Speaker: Dr. Spencer R. Crew, Interim Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
What is Juneteenth, and why is it important?
Although the history of Juneteenth began in Texas in 1865, observances marking the event have spread across the nation. How that occurred and its increasing significance in the present is a fascinating and inspiring story. In this special presentation, Spencer R. Crew will explore the historical legacy of Juneteenth and what it means for all Americans today.
About Dr. Spencer R. Crew:
Crew has worked in public history institutions for more than 30 years. He is currently the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University and emeritus director of the National Museum of African American History and the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Crew has published extensively in the areas of African American and Public History. He also has curated numerous exhibitions, the most recent one titled Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies. His most recent book is Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American History.