Panel - Before Juneteenth: New York's Reluctance To End Slavery

June 18, 2023
29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701

Before Juneteenth: New York's Reluctance to End Slavery

Sunday, June 18, 2023
2:00 PM | In-Person at PMH and Online via WebEx

Juneteenth is the celebration of the last announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery, delivered June 19, 1865 in Texas. But how did slavery end in New York? It’s complicated! Learn about how enslavement started in 17th century New Netherland, how colonial and state government moved the goalposts on emancipation for over 200 years, and how enslaved people fought for their own freedom. Join us for this engaging panel discussion with Philipse Manor Hall Site Manager Michael Lord, and NYS Parks Interpreter of African American History Lavada Nahon. Bring your questions!

In-Person Tickets:

Seating is limited. Call 914-965-4027 or email to reserve your spot. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, pay at the door. Tickets include museum admission. Museum open 10 am to 5 pm.

Virtual Tickets:

Virtual attendance via WebEx is free, but registration is required. Use the link below to register for virtual.

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