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Virtual Program: EMANCIPATION COMMEMORATION
May 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emancipation in Florida online event is co-presented by the John G. Riley Center/Museum and the Florida Department of State.
You can tune in Wednesday, May 20, 11am to 4pm, by going to www.20thofmay.com or https://www.facebook.com/KnottHouseMuseum/
Videos from the event will continue to be available after these times on both sites.
11:00 a.m. Welcome by Florida Secretary of State Laural Lee.
11:10 a.m. Ms. Althemese Barnes, Director John G. Riley
11:15 p.m. Dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by these community leaders
Mr. Brian Bibeau portraying General McCook, Sweat Therapy Fitness
Mayor Pro-tem Dianne Williams-Cox, City of Tallahassee
Mr. Christopher Ellrich, Leon Rifles Historical Reenactors
Mayor John Dailey, City of Tallahassee
President Larry Robinson, Florida A&M University
Mr. Allen Thompson, Tallahassee Downtown
Ms. Paige Lee, John G. Riley Museum
Mr. Bobby Sparks, Tallahassee Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs
Dr. Kimberly Brown, Florida A&M University
Sergeant Jarvis Rosier, 2nd Infantry Regiment USCT Living History Association
11:25 a.m. Emancipation Drummers
11:35 a.m. How can you participate? Yoing and Old alike can take part in the 20th of May art project or Freedom Soapbox
11:40 a.m. Video of Freedom narrative from Margrett Nickerson: Ex-Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project 1936-1938
12:00-1:00 p.m. Picnic at your home.
Tune back into https://www.facebook.com/KnottHouseMuseum/ for the online tour of African American History Sites
1:00 p.m. Short film from John G. Riley Center/Museum
1:30 p.m. Tallahassee Musum’s Belleview Plantation
2:00 p.m. The Grove Emancipation Tour Live at https://www.facebook.com/TheGroveMuseum/