Since 2017, the Museum has celebrated Juneteenth – a day commemorating the end of slavery – with special programming including storytelling performances, art-making inspired by freedom quilts, and interactive hip hop performances. See below for ways your family can participate in virtual Juneteenth celebrations, discover books on social justice and find resources on how to have conversations about race.
Participate in the African American Museum of Philadelphia’s Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Festival on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participate in the Johnson House Historic Site’s Virtual Juneteenth Festival on June 20 from 12 to 5 p.m.Learn more here
Discover books for young learners about Juneteenth and social justice by visiting socialjusticebooks.org or your local library’s website.
Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture’s new portal, Talking About Race, which has resources for parents, educators and people committed to equity.
Learn about the Underground Railroad and the use of Freedom Quilts as a form of communication. Discover the meanings behind Freedom Quilt patterns and try to make one with your child.