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Juneteenth Gathering and Film: #Pop-up Poetry and Jubilee Juneteenth and the Thirteenth

  • Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Time: 7:00pm9:30pm EDT

June 19, 7:00-9:30 PM |

In partnership with the Museum of African American History
Gather with your neighbors on Juneteenth for a special poetry performance and film screening connecting past and present. The evening begins at 7:30 PM with a Drum Call, processional, and poetry reading, part of the #Pop-Up Poetry Series, A Denise Plays Hard Event with Becoming Chibuzo, Multi-Disciplinary Artist/Producer Akili Jamal Haynes.

At 8:30, we will screen the film Jubilee Juneteenth and the Thirteenth, a documentary produced by The Museum of African American History Boston and Nantucket, with funding from Liberty Mutual, MGH, and Harvard University Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Hosted by Hill Harper. Watch the trailer here.

Jubilee Juneteenth and the Thirteenth portrays the influential but often overlooked role that African Americans in Boston and Massachusetts played in the events that led to the abolition of slavery in the United States. It explores the importance of the African Meetinghouse, built by and for Black people in 1806 as Boston’s first black church. It stands today as the oldest original black church building in America. For nearly six decades preceding the Civil War, the African Meetinghouse was the epicenter where much activism to abolish slavery was born and bred.

Event Schedule
7:00 PM Gather on the Longfellow House lawn (drop-in, picnics welcome)
7:30 PM #Pop-Up Poetry Series, A Denise Plays Hard Event with Becoming Chibuzo, Multi- Disciplinary Artist/Producer Akili Jamal Haynes
8:15 PM Film introduction
8:30-9:30 PM Outdoor Film Screening

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