National Juneteenth Museum

In observation of Juneteenth, SEGD is proud to highlight the forthcoming National Juneteenth Museum, opening to the public on June 19, 2025. The Museum’s CEO, Jarred Howard, spoke with L’Rai Arthur-Mensah of Local Projects about community-led transformation at our 2023 SEGD Conference Experience Washington DC. 

Hear more about the project from the National Juneteenth Museum:

As the epicenter for the preservation of Juneteenth history and a center for discussions about freedom, the National Juneteenth Museum will be a physical example of how implementing a culturally engaging learning center can transform minds and transform communities. 

Rich in its meaning and purpose, Juneteenth celebrates the “breaking of the chains”, the legacy of freedom announced on June 19, 1865. The National Juneteenth Museum will be a knowledge hub, creating awareness and deepening the understanding of Juneteenth’s impact on the future of the African American community and the nation.

The National Juneteenth Museum is not just a museum, it will be a curated experience center to educate guests on the legacy and experiences of the enslaved and provide factual narratives about people who overcame the trials and hardships of oppression. Programming will include year-round immersive education seminars and exhibits by renowned authorities on historical perspectives of freedom and the human experience.

Learn more about the National Juneteenth Museum on their website.

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