Juneteenth: Freedom Day
Smoky Hill Museum will host this presentation on Thursday, June 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
This presentation is offered both in person and through Zoom, and via the Smoky Hill Museum Facebook page. There will be limited seating in the Museum lobby with an overflow area upstairs. The presentation on the Smoky Hill Museum's Facebook page will remain up through Monday, June 6, 2022, at noon.
From pilgrimages to prayers to paid time off, this presentation looks at the history of our newest National holiday. Join Micah Eklu and Jackie Anders as they share what this important holiday is about, how it’s been celebrated, including in Salina, and why it’s important. Eklu is the current chairwoman of the Salina Juneteenth Celebration Committee and a member of the USD305 Equity Council as well as the City of Salina Disability Advisory Board. Anders is the founder of Salina Juneteenth and also a committee member.