Virtual Event | Resounding Liberty: Remembering Juneteenth
Saturday, June 19
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 is 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 performance on the story of Harriet Tubman, a Kitchen Table Talk on the significance behind special Juneteenth dishes, and contemporary community advocates who work to amplify African American cuisine.
This event will also be livestreamed from the Museum which will be offering FREE admission for all. Reserve your tickets today.
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 a.m. – Program
Spoken word performance by interdisciplinary artist avery r. young
Civic Talk | Chicago Perspectives on the National Impact of Juneteenth
Moderator: Laura S. Washington, Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC-7 political analyst
- Donna Edgar, Project Archivist, Chicago History Museum
- Julius L. Jones, Assistant Curator, Chicago History Museum
- Peggy Montes, Executive Director, Bronzeville Children’s Museum
- David Peterson, Director, A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
12:00 p.m. – Kitchen Table Talk | Celebrating African American Foodways
Moderator: Audarshia Townsend, food and beverage journalist
- Michael Howard, CEO, Eden Place Nature Center
- MaryAnn Marsh, Co-Owner, The Park Supper Club
- Sherry Williams, Executive Director, Bronzeville Historical Society
- Erick Williams, Owner and Executive Chef, Virtue Restaurant & Bar
1:00 p.m. – Hands-On History | 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!
Listen to our Juneteenth at CHM playlist on Spotify
Semicolon x Chicago History Museum: Family Book Box
Engage in Juneteenth family fun with a FREE Juneteenth Family Book Box! Pick one up while supplies last at the Chicago History Museum starting Wednesday, June 16, through Saturday, June 19, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.