This blog is the place to exchange ideas, news, issues and thoughts about diversity and multiculturalism in museums. The Multicultural Initiatives Committee is a Texas Association of Museums Affinity Group.

Friday, 19 June 2009


Today is June 19th, or Juneteenth. This is a day that commemorates and celebrates the freedom from oppression of an entire people - African American Slaves. It is a date that must not ever be forgotten so that the mistakes and injustices of the past are not repeated in the history of the United States.

It is especially important for Texas museums to acknowledge this historic day because it originated in Texas in 1865. It is now celebrated around the nation.

Here is a list of Juneteenth Celebrations around the country. If your museum has a Juneteenth event, it may be added to the list.

Happy Juneteenth everyone. Let's celebrate freedom and the great legacy that African American slaves and their descendants have given us.

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