Sunday Matinee Films - "Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom"
Date: June 09, 2013
Time: 01:30 pm to 02:00 pm
Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium
Cost: Free with admission
Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700
Part of the After Emancipation 3-Part Film Series
In small towns and big cities around the country, June 19 is a special holiday commemorating the day in 1865 when Union soldiers enforced President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas. The executive order signed into law in 1863 was ignored by many slave owners until the Civil War ended and they were forced to comply. Created for the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture, the film explores the beginning of this unique holiday and its significance today. Produced and directed by Jim Bailey for PBS, 2011, Sunset Productions, 26 minutes, documentary-not rated.
No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.
Free with museum admission.