4 Results for tag "Juneteenth"
Commemorate, celebrate, educate, and reflect on the Black experience in America with us. The day includes public community events, special programs, a feast exploring Black culinary traditions with culinary historian Michael Twitty, and more.
What is Juneteenth?
Last year, in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of African American Interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation — which coincided with 400 years since the first documented Africans arrived in Virginia — we had the opportunity to collaborate with our Archeologists in remembrance of Juneteenth (which they had already begun interpreting …
Bringing the Past to Life: From Archaeologists to Actors
Meredith Poole is an archaeologist who recovers artifacts from the lives of people long since past. Mary Carter is an actor who presents the life of a person from fragments left behind. Their roles may seem at opposite ends of the museum world. But when collaboration stems from their different …
Exploring African American History Through Music
Music enthusiasts have long enjoyed our nation's varied music making traditions, its continuing fusion of the experiences and influences of so many inspires music lovers around the globe.A key crossroad along the often challenging paths in our nation's history is Juneteenth: an early and positive step forward to begin a …