Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience from Home
Friday, June 19 | All Day | Online
Juneteenth marks our country's second independence day. Though it has long been celebrated among the African American community, its history has been — until recently — little known to the wider public. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is excited to mark this important day with the virtual event “Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience” this Friday, June 19.
You are invited to join this online event at any time on Friday, and then design your own celebration through online experiences, activities, and videos. You can:
- Enjoy prerecorded presentations about the history and significance of Juneteenth, including a virtual tour of NMAAHC's “Freedom's Promise” exhibit with Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch, the Founding Director of the Museum
- Listen to a performance of the iconic anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing by renowned vocalist Rochelle Rice
- Create a Juneteenth menu based on recipes in the Sweet Home Café Cookbook
- Discover how to trace your ancestors in a workshop presented by the Museum's Robert Frederick Smith Explore Your Family History Center
- Design your own Juneteenth banner
- Hear an African American folk tale told by renowned storyteller Diane Macklin
- And more!
Tune in online any time this Friday, June 19, to celebrate Juneteenth safely from your home.
Take a virtual tour
You can learn more about Juneteenth on a virtual tour through an virtual online exhibition right now from home! Discover its historical legacy by visiting this Google Arts and Culture online exhibit — which includes a video feature about the Emancipation Proclamation with prominent historians and former Attorney General Eric Holder — curated by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience” is generously supported by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.