Virtual Event | Resounding Liberty: Remembering Juneteenth

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Saturday June 19

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11:00 AM  –  3:00 PM


On June 19, 1865, news that the Civil War had ended and of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two years before, finally reached Galveston, Texas. While enslavement still persisted in some areas of the country, June 19 came to be known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day and considered the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of chattel enslavement in the US.


Join us for a virtual Juneteenth celebration that includes a civic talk on the history and national impact of Juneteenth, a Hands-On History experience, a presentation about the significance behind special Juneteenth dishes, and a Kitchen Table Talk during which you can make your own Juneteenth fare.


This event is free of charge. We would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. Links will be provided after registration.




11:00 am

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson, performed by vocalist Valencia Bey
  • Spoken word performance by interdisciplinary artist avery r. young
  • Civic Talk |Chicago Perspectives on the National Impact Juneteenth 
  • Moderator: Laura S. Washington
    • Panelists:
    • Julius L. Jones, Assistant Curator, Chicago History Museum
    • Peggy Montes, Executive Director, Bronzeville Children’s Museum
    • Donna Edgar, Project Archivist, Chicago History Museum

12:00 pm

  • Kitchen Table Talk: Celebrating African American Foodways
  • Moderator: Audarshia Townsend
    • Panelists:
    • Sherry Williams, Executive Director, Bronzeville Historical Society
    • Michael Howard, CEO, Eden Place Nature Center
    • Chef Erick Williams, Virtue Restaurant & Bar Chicago

1:00 pm

  • Lady Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman
    • Join actor Cynthia Maddox for an interactive performance filled with poetry and song exploring of the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman!