Freedom is the tenet on which America was born. From the founding fathers’ European exodus to the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, freedom has been, and remains, America’s resounding theme.  

We’re erecting a museum to celebrate the legacy of freedom that was announced on June 19, 1865, the date known globally as “Juneteenth”.  We believe that the extraordinary story of that fateful day and the events surrounding it deserve to be told, and we intend to tell it, because in the words of the venerable former U.S Congressional Representative and Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis…

“If not us, then who?  If not now, then when?” 

But we’re not just erecting a museum, we’re curating an experience center.  The National Juneteenth Museum development project will infuse economic activity into one of the south’s most underserved communities and shift the trajectory of a neighborhood that was once-home to a number of prominent figures, including Texas’ first Black millionaire, William Madison Mcdonald.  

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