Various groups are commemorating Juneteenth by honoring racial justice progress and contemporary activism in different ways.

The NMAAC livestreamed director Lonnie Bunch III’s tour of its “Slavery and Freedom” exhibit earlier today. Watch the tour below. It highlights several artifacts, including Nat Turner’s Bible and a cabin that housed escaped enslaved people.

The Movement for Black Lives is tackling one of emancipation’s failed promises—the guarantee of “40 acres and a mule”—with a nationwide day of direct actions to reclaim public and contested spaces for Black communities. The actions are part of the larger Black Land and Liberation Initiative, anchored by the BlackOUT Collective and Movement Generation, to coordinate land reclamation and reparations actions with local activism groups. Visit to find an action near you.

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