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Iowa History 101 - Emancipation Celebrations: The Historical Context for Juneteenth

  • | IA
  • Presented By: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Dates: September 22, 2022
  • Location: Virtual Program
  • Start/End Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free with registration
  • Overview

    Join Leo Landis, State Curator for the State Historical Society of Iowa, as he discusses the history of Juneteenth, which has been a state holiday in Iowa since 2002 and became a federal holiday in 2021. Emancipation events in Iowa took place prior to the Civil War in Muscatine and over time communities of various sizes including Clarinda, Corning, and Sioux City have hosted events. The gatherings show that Iowans of many backgrounds have come together to celebrate freedom and equality.