Juneteenth Family Day
Join The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth for Juneteenth Family Day. Gather outdoors for festivities, including a sing-along with Miles Wilson-Toliver, a performance by Hartford’s Proud Drill, Drum, and Dance Corp, live music from Nekita Waller and DJ Ch’Varda, crafting with Jacqueline Bright, African drumming and storytelling by Our Culture is Beautiful, and Anne Cubberly’s famous giant puppets. In case of inclement weather, activities will take place inside the museum.
Juneteenth—the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States—is a recognition of June 19, 1865, when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas, first learned of their freedom, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.