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Juneteenth Film Screening: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Sunday June 19, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

4 interlocking hands in different skin tones with A Juneteenth Celebration in text

On Sunday, June 19, we will be hosting a film screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America at
Edlavitch DC JCC
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Juneteenth has long been celebrated by African Americans in the U.S., recognizing June 19, 1865, when many enslaved people in Texas learned they had been freed. Although President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in April 1865. Two months after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered, Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Washington Hebrew and our Jews of Color group are recognizing the holiday with a special celebration, including

  • A special Shabbat service, including an address from Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. (Friday, June 17)
  • Shabbat dinner following the service

Details

Date:

Sunday, June 19

Time:

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tags

Interfaith, Jews of Color, Shabbat, Worship Service

Organizer

Marsha Humphries