General Meeting Information
Sunday, June 10, 3 to 4:30
Placerville Town Hall, 549 Main Street
EDP to Observe Juneteenth
The monthly meeting of the El Dorado Progressives will honor the holiday of Juneteenth. Juneteenth recognizes the events of June 19, 1865, when a Union army general announced in Texas that the war had ended and that the slaves had been emancipated two-and-a-half years earlier, January 1, 1863. For most, it was the first they’d heard of their freedom.
After the Civil War, Juneteenth became a widespread celebration throughout the country commemorating the end of slavery but especially in the south.
The June meeting of EDP will honor the spirit of Juneteenth. Mike Saunders will give an introduction and then show excerpts from a film, “A Class Divided.” Afterward, members of the Civil Rights Now Workgroup will lead breakout sessions and group discussion regarding discrimination.