Indiana Landmarks to explore ‘The Legacy of Juneteenth’

Juneteenth – the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States – commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived on Galveston Island with word that the Civil War was over and enslaved people were free.

On Sunday, June 5, Indiana Landmarks will welcome Sam Collins III, Juneteenth historian and National Trust for Historic Preservation advisor, to the Indiana Landmarks Center for a special screening of the documentary, Juneteenth: The Galveston Story, which Collins co-produced.

Following the program, Collins will join Fay Williams, Indianapolis and Galveston civil rights leader, and Olon Dotson, chair of Indiana Landmarks’ African American Landmarks Committee, on stage for a lively panel discussion on the history and significance of Juneteenth.

Tickets are free with RSVP. Doors open at Indiana Landmarks Center at 2:30 p.m., with talk beginning at 3 p.m. Join in person or watch online via Zoom.

Make a reservation online at or by calling 317-639-4534.

PHOTO ABOVE: The Indiana Landmarks Center is located at 1201 Central Ave. in The Old Northside.