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Contextualizing Juneteenth in Maryland: Emancipation or Freedom?

On June 19, 1865, Union troops in Texas announced news of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, more than two years after it was issued. Today, Juneteenth National Independence Day is a federal holiday, but what did emancipation look like for enslaved individuals in Maryland? This virtual program will discuss Maryland’s Emancipation Day (November 1, 1864) and the unique history of the end of enslavement in the Free State.

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering, an automated confirmation email will provide connection instructions.

Image: Front cover of A friendly word to Maryland: a lecture, delivered by Frederick Douglass, Esquire in Bethel Church on the 17th of November, 1864, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), John W. Woods Publisher, 1864. Maryland Center for History and Culture, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Rare Book Collection, PAM 862

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The entrance sign looking into the courtyard at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

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