You’ve heard of Juneteenth, but what about Emancipation Saturday? This Freedom Stories discussion explores this lesser-known Appalachian emancipation celebration. The distinguished panel features Black in Appalachia founder, William Isom; author and scholar, Dr. Cicero Fain of the University of Southern Maryland; and Jasmine Henderson, a spoken word artist residing in Johnson City, Tennessee. The panel is moderated by Freedom Stories Project Director Dr. Alicestyne Turley. Together, we’ll learn the history behind the celebration, including the role that President Andrew Johnson played in Emancipation Saturday and the celebration’s spread throughout Central Appalachia.