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Celebrate Juneteenth at Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters

May 30, 2023

Juneteenth at Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters
Sunday, June 18, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
105 Brattle St., Cambridge

Gather for Juneteenth to honor those who endured slavery and seized freedom on Brattle Street before the American Revolution, their living descendants, and the long history of Black freedom activism in Cambridge and beyond. This event will feature an outdoor community gathering on the Longfellow House lawn from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. with music, poetry, art, speeches, and family activities, followed by a screening of the award-winning 2022 documentary Descendant next door at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy at 6:15 p.m. The community gathering is free and open to all; the documentary screening is also free, with first-come, first-served seating up to 100 attendees.

These events are presented in partnership with the Descendants of Tony and Cuba Vassall, History Cambridge, the Museum of African American History, Royall House and Slave Quarters, Slave Legacy History Coalition, Cambridge Black History Project, First Church in Cambridge, Christ Church Cambridge, and Black Coral, Inc.

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