The Orange County African American Historical Society (OCAAHS) invites you to join its month-long Juneteenth celebration featuring online and in-person events. This year’s theme, A Homecoming Celebration, recognizes the role of Juneteenth in bringing families and communities back together.

The virtual panel on June 15 at 6:00pm, entitled “Juneteenth: The Stories of Homecoming,” will focus on the power of oral histories and family stories. Panelists include Hannah Scruggs, public historian and researcher; Niya Bates, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Princeton University; and Justin Reid, Director of Community Initiatives, Virginia Humanities.

Our work brings people together and honors our shared humanity.