Juneteenth: Free to Be Me
June 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on June 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on June 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on June 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am
Learn about and celebrate the history of Juneteenth and its significance in African American history. Then reflect on what freedom means to you!
- June 11-15: See a video created by Future Black Leaders of America will be playing throughout the day. This video will be exploring the question, “What does freedom mean to you?”
- June 13-15: Interact with three African-American interpreters in Civil War Journey. Engage with interpreters on a variety of topics including the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery, or the raid on Dupont.
- June 15:
– Recitation of the Emancipation Proclamation @ 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Civil War Journey
– Hear a storyteller read African-American folktales to kids @ 11:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. in Discovery Station.
– Join a moderated discussion with an actor portraying a formerly enslaved person recently freed on Juneteenth @ 12 and 3:30 p.m.
– Participate in ongoing discussion about the history of Juneteenth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the hallway by Discovery Station.
– Participate in ongoing discussion about modern day slavery, and actions you can take @ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the hallway by Discovery Station.
– Add to our collaborative art piece about Juneteenth @ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the hallway by Discovery Station.
– Cultural Dance of West Africa Workshop @ 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. in Featherston Barn. Limited to 30 seats per performance. Reserve your seats at the Clowes Commons desk.