Black Museums from Coast to Coast Present Virtual Commemoration of Juneteenth
Friday, June 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cultural Performances and Noted African American Speakers to Highlight Collaborative Project of BLKFREEDOM.Org Coalition
Six leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast join forces to launch BLKFREEDOM.org, a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas.
Features cultural performances from Africa and across America, educational content and appearances by:
- Lonnie G. Bunch III, the first African American and first historian to serve as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
- Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, anthropologist, educator, museum director and the first female African American president of Spelman College
- The Honorable Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library
BLKFREEDOM.org is a combined effort between Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI), Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (Hilton Head Island, SC), Northwest African American Museum (Seattle, WA), Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater (Miami, FL), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH), and the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN).
Presentation may be viewed on BLKFREEDOM homepage here: