June 5, 2022
Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
The Spirit of Freedom (ZOOM)
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Imagine five thousand people coming by train from all over the east coast to Mount Holly, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Continuing our celebration of Juneteenth, join Parks historian Eric Orange, as we delve into this recently rediscovered article published by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1872. Parades, speeches, and venders of all kinds filled the day. What made Burlington County so special that it was chosen for this auspicious occasion?