20th of May Emancipation in Florida

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20th of May Emancipation in Florida

May 20 @ 9:30 am - May 29 @ 7:30 pm at

Knott House Museum and John G. Riley Museum present
20th of May Emancipation in Florida

Date: Thursday May, 2021
Time: 9:30am – 7:30pm


In-Person Commemorative Civil War Grave Decorating Service
Presented by John G. Riley Museum
The Old City Cemetery is located at MLK Blvd. and Park Avenue. All guests are encouraged to practice safe social distancing and adhere to CDC guidelines. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-20th-emancipation-day-celebration-of-freedom-tickets-150262287547.

Virtual 20th of May—Emancipation in Florida Celebration
The event features a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, speeches, and drumming presented online at www.20thofMay.com and at www.facebook.com/KnottHouseMuseum. No registration required.

11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
In-Person Guided Tours of the Concord School House and Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Tallahassee Museum
At the entrance, guests must indicate that they are attending the 20th of May—Emancipation in Florida tours for free admission and to receive a pamphlet about these black history structures. For directions, go to https://tallahasseemuseum.org/visit/.

Virtual Tour from The Grove Museum—Emancipation in Florida
Tour explores historic landscapes through the lens of slavery and freedom. For information, go to https://facebook.com/events/912415266201645.

Virtual Town Hall—Created Equal: Stretching Toward Freedom
Register at https://tlh.villagesquare.us/event/emancipation-day/.

City of Tallahassee • Friends of the Museums of Florida History Inc. • Tallahassee Museum
The Village Square • Leon County Government • The Grove Museum

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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20th of May Emancipation in Florida


May 20 @ 9:30 am
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

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