Date(s) - 06/13/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conner Prairie


Learn about and celebrate the history of Juneteenth and its significance in African American history. Then reflect on what freedom means to you!


  • June 11-15: See a video created by Future Black Leaders of America will be playing throughout the day. This video will be exploring the question, “What does freedom mean to you?”
  • June 13-15: Interact with three African-American interpreters in Civil War Journey. Engage with interpreters on a variety of topics including the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery, or the raid on Dupont.
  • June 15:
    – Recitation of the Emancipation Proclamation @ 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. in Civil War Journey
    – Hear a storyteller read African-American folktales to kids @ 11:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. in Discovery Station.
    – Join in on a moderated discussion with two actors portraying former enslaves recently freed on Juneteenth @ 12 and 3:30 p.m.
    – Participate in ongoing discussion about the history of Juneteenth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the hallway by Discovery Station.
    – Participate in ongoing discussion about modern day slavery, and actions you can take @ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the hallway by Discovery Station.
    – Add to our collaborative art piece about Juneteenth @ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the hallway by Discovery Station.
Juneteenth: Free to Be Me | Conner Prairie

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