JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, located on Bloom Street in Jackson, will offer free admission in celebration of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. The holiday is recognized by 47 states as a commemorative date.
The museum will offer free admission on Saturday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.