FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Juneteenth has passed, but learning never stops at the Allen County Public Library. There’s a new exhibit to celebrate the federal holiday.
ACPL has unveiled a new abolitionist exhibit at the main branch’s Rolland Center for Lincoln Research. The exhibit shows what abolitionist did to free enslaved people.
While visiting, you’ll see photographs of people like Frederick Douglas, original manuscripts, a copy of the book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and more. Curt Witcher, Director of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library says this exhibit commemorates Juneteenth with all of it’s features.
“They really talk to us in serious and meaningful ways about the horrors and terribleness of slavery, and we can really see why abolition was so important for this country,” Witcher said.
The Rolland Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday’s and Saturday’s, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The exhibit it free to attend.