Juneteenth Celebration


6/12/2019

Join us to commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the former Confederate States of America, by exploring the fascinating life of Robert Johnson, fugitive slave and abolitionist, and his connection to Cambridge.

Our celebration has two parts, a workshop and a talk/reception. Please feel free to come to both or either.

Workshop

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cambridge Room, Main Library

We will explore the paths our genealogical research took, plot out the Robert Johnson Family tree and his connection to Cambridge, and offer tips for researching African American genealogy.

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Talk and reception

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cambridge Room, Main Library

Come see an important new Cambridge Room acquisition and learn about Robert Johnson, fugitive slave and abolitionist, and his family’s connection to Cambridge. This is the first in a series of programs featuring gems from the Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

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