Alexandria’s Juneteenth Celebrations | The Zebra

ALEXANDRIA, VA–Join the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Northern Virginia Urban League (NVUL) for two Juneteenth events.

A National Historic Landmark owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League, Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke Street in Alexandria, VA is located in the basement-level of one of the most infamous slave trading companies in the country, and bears a connection to the story depicted in the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave. The museum is small but powerful with original artifacts and first-person narratives told through video and exhibits.bThe museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Juneteenth is an African American cultural celebration commemorating the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865.  In honor of this event, and the 10-year…

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