Mobile museum highlights African American experience in U.S. during visit to Onalaska

The visit comes as part of a Juneteenth celebration.

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – A mobile museum helped community members from our area learn about black history from around the globe.

The African American Mutual Assistance Network held a Juneteenth celebration Sunday in Onalaska.

As part of the event, the ‘Showcasing the Black History 101 Mobile Museum’ was on hand to help provide prospective about the black experience in the U.S., and before.

“Here you can touch it, feel it, see it. You can lift and feel the weight of the chains that some of the slaves had to be adorned with,” said African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc. CEO and founder.

Juneteenth marks the anniversary of when troops arrived in Galveston Texas to free enslaved African Americans. It was first recognized as a federal holiday in 2021.

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Mobile museum highlights African American experience in U.S. during visit to Onalaska