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5/17/2023 - Juneteenth: The History on June 15, 2023

On Thursday, June 15th, 2023 from 2-3:30pm on Zoom and streamed to the Kingsley Room, join us for a virtual program about the history of Juneteenth.

Join us as we explore the history and origins of America’s most recent addition to our national holiday schedule. It’s the 11th national holiday and the first authorized in the 21st century.

John Cilio is a historian, storyteller, a member of the Organization of American Historians and the Association for the Study of Connecticut History. He thrives on researching the ghosts of our past, uncovering the underlying forces and historical trends that one single event rarely impacts. He believes that often the consequences of a historical incident were hidden from those that experienced it, yet looking back, one can sense the full impact of their moments in time.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund. Registration is required. Zoom invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. Please visit the link below for more information and to register.

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