Friday, June 18, 12:00-1:00 pm – Sponsored by the Thomas W. Bullitt Perpetual Charitable Trust – Emancipation in the United States was over 200 years in the making by the time the 13th Amendment officially ended human bondage in 1865. But alternative paths to freedom had opened for many Black Kentuckians months or years before Congress acted. How had these Black Kentuckians pushed the government towards freedom during the Civil War? When is Kentucky’s Juneteenth? And what sites can we visit today to mark this anniversary of liberation? Filson Director of Collections & Research Dr. Patrick Lewis will answer these questions—and yours!