Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace
Experience this yuletide event from the war that determined the union of the states and the eventual freedom of four million enslaved people.
John Brown and the Night Sky of 1859
Learn about The Great Solar Storm of 1859, how people interpreted night sky phenomena, and how writers and poets would come to describe John Brown using astronomical imagery.
Niagara Movement Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort
Retrace the footsteps of the men and women of Niagara during this commemorative walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort in 1906. A 10am memorial service follows at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church.
1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South on June 19. The word Juneteenth derives from a combination of “June” and “nineteenth. The Juneteenth event is a free outdoor event for the public presented by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA). This Juneteenth celebration features headliner Step Afrika! This electrifying dance company from Washington, DC promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. Juneteenth also features live entertainment from Unity in the Community Choir, MLK Male Chorus, Mrs. Jean English from Harlem Heights, spoken word by Ms. Crystal Good & Mrs. Janet Williams, Live DJ Woody Woods from 98.7 the Beat, games and much more. This event is free and open to the public.