GAL APPROVED! How To Celebrate Juneteenth 2021 This Weekend – Watch. Listen. Attend!By The DivaGals | June 18, 2021 | Gal Approved
How To Celebrate Juneteenth 2021!
President Biden signed legislation officially enshrining June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, making today the first federal Juneteenth holiday in American history, according to the New York Times. Looking for ways to honor this new federal holiday? Here is a Divalicious roundup of activities.
JOIN. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture Virtual Juneteenth Celebration
Join The Amistad Center for Art & Culture‘s 2021 Virtual Juneteenth Celebration to celebrate community and unity. The virtual program and DJ party will be available online and on social media platforms on June 19. Register for free and consider making a donation!
LISTEN. The History Of Juneteenth On NPR
Learn about Juneteenth, formerly Emancipation Day or Jubilee, with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed on NPR. She explores the early American republic, the legacy of slavery and Emancipation Day the day slavery ended in Texas, June 19, 1865 — two years after President Lincoln had legally abolished it. Listen with the Newport Plug-in Speaker from OC Acoustic, which plugs directly into a wall outlet. That means this Bluetooth 5.1 speaker has no visible cables, leaving you with a sleek design and outstanding, crystal clear sound.
ATTEND. Lost Souls In Atlanta Installation Performance
If you’re in Atlanta, Flux Projects is presenting Charmaine Minniefield’s Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives in its entirety. Honoring over 800 recently discovered unmarked graves in the African American Burial Grounds of Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery, Remembrance as Resistance is a site-specific, physical installation with original music. Opens this Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. and lasts through July 11.
CELEBRATE. Pride Month & Juneteenth in NYC
If you’re in New York City, the grassroots arts organization Intersectional Voices Collective (IVC), in partnership with Hi-Arts and The Africa Center, is hosting its second Juneteenth Jubilee during Pride Month. The celebratory event features a lineup of Black trans and queer bands, singers, dancers, rappers and spoken word artists, culminating in a “Rose Court” ceremony honoring black women leaders in the community. It takes place June 19 from 1 to 7 pm in the plaza bordering The Africa Center on the corners of 5th Avenue, Duke Ellington Circle and Tito Puente Way.
WATCH. Selma on CBS
The broadcast premiere of Ava DuVernay’s historic Academy Award-winning film Selma is the “CBS Sunday Night Movie” airs June 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the network.