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Before Juneteenth: New York’s Reluctance to End Slavery


Juneteenth is the celebration of the last announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery, delivered June 19, 1865 in Texas. But how did slavery end in New York? It’s complicated! Learn about how enslavement started in 17th century New Netherland, how colonial and state government moved the goalposts on emancipation for over 200 years, and how enslaved people fought for their own freedom. In-person tickets are $3 for seniors and students, $6 for adults. Tickets include museum admission. Virtual access via WebEx is free, but registration is required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
  • 29 Warburton Ave.
  • Yonkers, NY 10701-8819