Educate and Celebrate: Juneteenth Edition

June 08, 2021
Submitted By: Alumni Engagement

Learn more about this important holiday with these events throughout the week leading up to Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19—a day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Keep an eye out on our social media channels all week for more ways to celebrate and educate.

Register for Juneteenth events.

Details on each event below.

The History of Juneteenth

Monday, June 14 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.

A discussion on the history of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, with faculty member, Markeysha Davis and 1989 Hartt alum Jolie Rocke, PhD.

Painting with a Twist of Celebration

Thursday, June 17 | 6 p.m.

Virtual paint night with Spencer Stultz in celebration of Juneteenth!

Remembering Juneteenth

Remembering Juneteenth provides a historical account of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans through the narratives and spirituals of former slaves from Texas. Performed by 1989 Hartt alum Jolie Rocke, PhD and Manning Mpinduzi-Mott. Experience the antebellum language from the early 1900s through first-person accounts of the emancipated in their journey toward freedom. This is a limited viewing available only on Tuesday, June 15, from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Registrants will be emailed a link to view on the morning of June 15.