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Juneteenth and Jazz Community Celebration

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

- Free

Juneteenth: A Brief History

On June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure all enslaved people were freed. As the news spread, so too did the celebrations – Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, was born. Today, people across the country celebrate with barbecues, parades, prayers services, music, and more.

The Eiteljorg Celebrates Juneteenth

In honor of the 150th anniversary, the Eiteljorg hosted its first Juneteenth celebration in 2015 with community partners, performances, food, art, and free museum admission. That event was so popular, we decided to make it an annual tradition!

Additional Resources

Books by Black Authors

  • In the Language of My Captor by Shane McCrae
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison
  • Zeely by Virginia Hamilton
  • On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove
  • To ‘Joy My Freedom: southern Black
  • Lives and Labors after the Civil War
  • The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
  • Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Cane by Jean Toomer
  • This Is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson (Children’s books)

Movies by Black Filmmakers

  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Do The Right Thing
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • 13th

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://eiteljorg.org/juneteenth/

Organizer

Eiteljorg Muesem
Phone
317-636-9378
View Organizer Website

Venue

Eiteljorg Museum
500 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
+ Google Map

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://eiteljorg.org/juneteenth/

Organizer

Eiteljorg Muesem
Phone
317-636-9378
View Organizer Website

Venue

Eiteljorg Museum
500 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
+ Google Map
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