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Juneteenth

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

Jun 10 2017
Juneteenth presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

Free festival | The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art joins JuneteenthKC in commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States with a day of visual and literary arts, music, entertainment, and education.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth is an abbreviation of “June nineteenth.” It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. The history of freedom and equal rights after emancipation is a long and complex one; indeed, that history is still being written today. Juneteenth recognizes this ongoing struggle while celebrating the enduring contributions

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ADMISSION INFO

All activities and performances are FREE and open to the public. FREE tickets available for programs where noted. Off-site parking and shuttle service will be available at Kauffman Gardens, 4800 Rockhill Rd. from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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LOCATION

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

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PARKING INFO

Entrance to the Parking Garage is off Oak Street, just south of 45th Street. The garage is fully ADA accessible. Parking is $12 per car | Free for members A free lot at the corner of 45th Street and Rockhill Road is available first come, first served. Public parking may not be available there during special events.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Audio Description
    • Closed Caption
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    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

American Sign Language interpreters are available free of charge for talks and presentations. To schedule an interpreter, please contact communityprograms@nelson-atkins.org or call 816-751-0441.

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