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Before Freedom Came

06/01/2024 - 06/02/2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Soon we’ll celebrate Juneteenth, when 250,000 women, men, and children would see freedom come to Texas! But before freedom came, enslaved women and men, like Mary, Jerry, Willis, Jake, Lucy, and Charity, would labor on plantations like Barrington, sunrise to sunset – and even later – producing income and maintaining the planter’s home. Join us for a weekend of reflection on the various tasks of the enslaved on a plantation and learn more about the actual enslaved individuals we have recorded at Barrington. Contact us at BarringtonPlantation@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

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