Juneteenth Exploration Challenge Pass

Come Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. To celebrate, Douglas County Travel and Tourism is taking tourists and guests on a brief African American history tour through Douglas County, GA – The Juneteenth Exploration Challenge. Use this mobile passport to check-in at each historic location in Douglas County.

Check in to at least two locations on the Exploration Challenge between June 1, 2021 – June 19, 2021, and you’ll receive a DCTT swag bag.

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Juneteenth Exploration Challenge Pass

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download
  • Explore Douglas County's history with the Juneteenth Exploration Challenge Pass

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of historical locations in Douglas County related to Juneteenth to visit between June 1st through the 19th.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Check In

When visiting a location on this pass, open the pass and pull up the listing for that location and use your phone's GPS to check into it.

Included Venues

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Basket Creek Cemetery
Established in 1885, Basket Creek Cemetery is a graveyard like no other. In fact, mounds of red clay mark the burial spots of former slaves. Church members regularly rebuild the burial mounds, which is a practice with West African roots. In 2009 the Basket Creek Cemetery was listed on the National...
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Beulah Grove Lodge #372/Pleasant Grove Colored School
Built in 1881, Beulah Grove Lodge #372/Pleasant Gove Colored School has been named on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the very few dual-purpose buildings remaining. Constructed by local volunteers on land donated by a formerly enslaved man, it provided a school for black children...
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Douglas County Courthouse
History was made in 2006, Freddie Ashmon Jr. was elected the first African-American Douglas County Commissioner, and in 2016 when Dr. Romona Jackson Jones became the first African American County Chair. Check-in and take a selfie in front of the current commissioner's photos located inside the Douglas County Courthouse.
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RL Cousins High School
After Hutcheson High School closed in 1957, African American students attended R.L. Cousins High School, which is now Stewart Middle School, until 1967. At the Douglas County Museum of History and Art, there is a room dedicated to African American education history within the county. Check-in and take a selfie in the room.
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The Old Hutcheson High School Building
The old Hutcheson High School building was constructed in 1932. It served as an African American only school until 1957. Today, the structure is a mortuary. Check-in and take a selfie in front of the sign with the building.