November 14, 2015 through February 13, 2016
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION ON RACE RELATIONS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7 pm
Mayerson Hall, HUC-JIR
On this day in 1862, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, stating that “if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states would be free.” The Confederate Army did not concede and three months later, on the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
Today is the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, where four little girls, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, died in an attack orchestrated and carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan. An attack, as described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that was "one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetuated against humanity." Over 50 years later and just months after the horrific church shootings in Charleston, we, as a nation, still have more work ahead of us.
Location: Grand Hall of the Freedom Center (2nd Floor)
Come learn about the Emancipation Proclamation and celebrate freedom today by making your own freedom kite.
Location: Diversity in Baseball exhibit (3rd Floor)
Bring your kids to story time! A Freedom Center staff member or volunteer will read a story that highlights minority baseball players and their impact on the game of baseball and American culture.
Book: Baseball Saved Us Written by Ken Mochizuki and Illustrated by Dom Lee (book read by Freedom Center Staff/ Volunteer)
Ages: k – 6
LOCATION: EVERYDAY FREEDOM HEROES (3RD FLOOR)
Join us in the Everyday Freedom Heroes space on the 3rd Floor for a peek at Harvey Milk, the LGBT rights movement's first elected official, on the campaign trail telling his story.