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"The Real Juneteenth" - Museum Co-Sponsors Talk with Greenbelt Black History and Culture Committee


Join us as we welcome Reynauld Smith for a special talk about what Juneteenth has meant to him, his family, and his ancestors some of whom were enslaved in Texas when word of the Emancipation Proclamation came. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, but long before its official status it has been celebrated by generations of African Americans whose personal stories and memories have been passed down from one generation to the next. We are honored to have him speak here in Greenbelt and are so pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Greenbelt Black History and Culture Committee and the Greenbelt Recreation Department.


Mr. Reynauld Smith is proud of being a Texan, a distinguished graduate of Tuskegee, being a mentee of the eminent historian Professor Russell Adams at Howard University, and a 37 year career as a history teacher at secondary schools in Dallas, Montgomery County, and Washington, DC. Mr. Smith was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and the recipient of the McGraw Hill prize for his leadership work on Global Education. He is proud of his meetings with many of the leading African Statesmen of the 21st Century, including Nelson Mandela. He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the George and Georgianna Campbell Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery.


This is a FREE, IN-PERSON event, but space is limited. We kindly ask that you register in advance. The talk will take place in the multi-purpose room of the Greenbelt Community Center at 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD. Free parking is available on site. This event is free!

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