Join us in welcoming Glenn North to this week’s Northeast newscast. North serves as director of inclusive learning and creative impact at Kansas City Museum. With over 20 years of museum experience, he brings his vast knowledge of culture and education to this community. 

An institution, which opened to the public in 1940 — this museum prepares for its upcoming Juneteenth celebrations. 

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 — the day General Gordan Granger, and U.S. Union Army, announced in Galveston, Tx., the freedom of all enslaved African Americans, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Author and founder of Black Archives of mid-America INC —Horace M Peterson — played a pivotal role in Kansas City’s earliest African American heritage remembrances, which span decades. North highlights Horace, as well as the museums’ screening of the film “Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom,” June 16.  RSVP required for screening. 

For more information on museum-hosted Juneteenth events — or Kansas City Museum inquiries  — visit its website: