Juneteenth Month Schedule June 2020

Saturday June 13th 2020

African American Network’s 14th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival

2 PM – 4PM

A Celebration of Freedom Family and Culture: A Fun-filled day of speakers and entertainment Zoom ID 275 397 1632 Password: JuneTeenth

Monday June 15th 2020

Norristown NAACP Youth Chapter Presents: After the Protest: Speakers Include: Jannie Watson Dawnson- Voter Mobilization; David S. Chaney Jr. –Education; Alex Ingram MSW- Community Action; Coressa Harding MA- Public Health; Keisha A. Parker Esq- Law; Kenn Pettigrew MD- Civic Engagement; Jenifer Thompkins – Norristown NAACP Youth Chapter Advisor. Zoom Discussion Zoom ID # 892 4394 3974

Wednesday June 17th 2020

Free Library of Philadelphia Juneteenth Celebration 6-7:30 Facebook Live

JUNETEENTH! DRAMATIC READING OF MR. DUBOIS- LIVE Celebrate Juneteenth by joining playwright Momo St. Clair and actors from the Philadelphia theater community for a reading of an original work, Mr. DuBois. Its 1898, Philadelphia and Dr. W.E.B. DuBois

Indiana NAACP Annual Juneteenth Celebration 5pm – 8pm via Zoom

Our Theme: “Racial Change: Possible and Coming.” Contest of the best outstanding poster displays for racial attitude change Prepare a poster that presents your ideas for ending racist attitudes.  Join the program by forwarding pictures of your backyard cook-out.

Thursday June 18th 2020

Library Company of Philadelphia: Program in African American History Juneteenth Unfreedom with Dr. Water Greason:  Unfreedom: The Limits of the Fourteenth Amendment Under, Reconstruction will discuss race in the twentieth century as a specific form of ideological technology. Focusing on the events and voices between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Walter Greason will lead a discussion about the economic, political, social, and cultural foundations of white supremacy as products of an emerging industrial order. From the regimentation of the plantation in the early nineteenth century through the rigidity of commodity and financial markets at the start of the Cold War. Program on Facebook Page

Thursday June 18 through  Sunday June 21st 2020

The Theatre in the X Family Virtual/digital Juneteenth event in partnership with Iron Age Theatre will premier three new videos each day on our social media pages and website, considering issues of living free under threat after emancipation. They can also be accessed via QR code on plaques around the regions. These pieces create context for what we are seeing in our nation/world today through poetry and historical speeches performed by our company members and friends.  Watch on Theatre in the X Family facebook page

JUNETEENTH: Friday June 19th – Sunday june 21st 2020

Next Step Together: National conversations, Real Talk: over Juneteenth weekend.

Who: Blackmen throughout the U.S. and the world.

What: Blackmen hosting and participating in Real Talk over Juneteenth Weekend

Where: Online: Let’s talk about it, go to www.nextstepstogether.com to register; follow nexstepstogether on Facebook and Instagram.  

Why: A national call for Black men to host and participate in open and frank conversations about their personal and collective lived experiences. The conversation itself is a medium toward and an expression of collective healing. 

Juneteenth Family 2020: Facilitated the lit up of

PECO Crowns June 14-20th

Liberty Place 1 and Liberty Place 2 June 17-18th

Benjamin Franklin Bridge & Boathouse Row June 18th

Philadelphia Airport Tower & Philadelphia Museum of Art June 19th

In Red Black & Green in honor of PA’s Juneteenth National Freedom official Holiday. From Dusk until Dawn June 20, 2020

JUNETEENTH: Friday June 19th 2020

Virtual Opal Walk:

Who: 93-year Old Opal Lee

What: Ms Lee’s 2020 National Opal Walk kick-off in Texas, home of Juneteenth; Crossroads with PA official Juneteenth National Freedom Holiday Celebration             

                                                             Historic Documentary

Where: Fort Worth Texas and Philadelphia’s PA Old 7th Ward & Old City (YouTube)

When: Opal Walk 11 am start time; Virtual Opal Walk 2 pm start time

Why: Fort Worth Texas and Old City Philadelphia intersect at America’s doorstep of racism, redlining and freedom. Both states intersect at Juneteenth, June 19th 1865, whereas Philadelphia’s USCT’s of the 25th Corps emancipated the last enslaved Texan.

Millennial Juneteenth: 1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration 2 pm

Freedom March:  Initiatives are: Commemorating PA Juneteenth Holiday Celebration; Get-Out the Vote; Support of Mothers who Lost Love Ones Killed by Police & Senseless Violence; Mass Incarceration; Black Lives Matter; start time 2 pm Germantown Ave

JUNETEENTH: Friday June 19th 2020

Freedom Festival: Entertainment, Food, Give-away’, Speakers, Voter-Registration, etc                 Location: Vernon Park Germantown/Green & Chelten 3 pm

Juneteenth Initiative: Partners with Black Doctors to offer COVID-19 Testing @ Global Leadership Academy @ 52nd and Pine Street 6 ABC will cover; start time 10 am-3 pm

Harrisburg PA Juneteenth Parade & Celebration

5 pm Parade @ Bridge 2200 Market Street

6 pm Cook-out Sunshine Park @ 12th & Herr Street

Stop the Violence PGH Presents: Western Pennsylvania Juneteenth Celebration 

Join this Juneteenth Freedom Day Walk as we visit Pittsburgh Black Historic sites and get schooled by Historians, Griots and Educators about the sites importance to Black Cultural Life starting from the founding of Pittsburgh and Allegheny in 1758 and 1787.

Historic Presentation by: Pittsburg Professor Larry Glasco, Underground Railroad Historian Sarah J. Martin, Heinz History Center Director Samuel W. Black, CMOA Historian Charlene Foggie-Barnett, Historian/Actor Wali A. Jamal, Rev. Dr. Johnny Monroe and Dr. Robert Hill of Pitt who are our Griots. Watch Live stream through Western Pennsylvania Juneteenth Celebration Facebook Page at 1 pm  

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection: 2 pm Celebrates the Life & Legacy of Robert “Bootsie” Barnes Featuring…

  • Bootsie in photographs throughout the years to the tune of his recording “Cosby’s 

      Capers” aka “Boppin’ Round the Center”

  • A poem “The Bop in Blue” by Bootsie’s wife Sandra Turner Barnes
  • “Three Miles Out” performed by Bootsie’s grandson Reginald Lewis & band
  • Video:  Remembering Philadelphia Jazz Legend Robert “Bootsie” Barnes at the Blockson Collection, 2014; Access the program by clicking on the below link.


Reading NAACP: A Virtual Juneteenth Celebration 

Watch on Facebook @ Reading Branch NAACP June 19th @ 6 pm June 20th @ 8 pm

Clarion University 18th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: 10:30 -11:30 am

Clarion’s Featured Speaker: Dr. Anna Jo (Montana) Paul. She will present her research on plays about lynching that were written by women and found in the book Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women 1998 by Kathy A. Perkins  (Editor), Judith L. Stephens (Editor).  Zoom Link https://clarion.zoom.us/j/91016621615

Juneteenth Family 2020: Facilitated the lit up of One Benjamin Franklin Bridge & Boathouse Row, Philadelphia Museum of Art Airport tower  & PECO Crowns (June 14th-20th) in Red Black & Green in honor of PA’s Juneteenth National Freedom official Holiday. From Dusk until Dawn June 20, 2020

JUNETEENTH: Friday June 19th 2020

June Truth Seekers 1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration @ 10 am – 1 pm

10:00 Welcome

10:15 The Emancipation Proclamation Elizabeth Barrows-Williams

10:30 The Reconstruction & Freedman’s Bureau Sharon Williams

11:15 The Reconstruction Amendments Sheila Dow Ford

12:00 Awards (National Speaker)

12:45 Closing and info on Jubilee

Watch on https://www.facebook.com/junetruth19/; https://twitter.com/junetruth19;

https://www.youtube.com/JuneTruth19; https://www.instagram.com/junetruth19/                     

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter: “Shine the Light on Sickle Cell Disease”; Celebrating 11th Anniversary of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day on Juneteenth:

Paint the Town Red – Key landmarks will be lit in red from dusk to dawn: Take selfies and upload to Shine the Light FB page at www.facebook.com/ShineTheLightonSickleCell

Boathouse Row 1 Boathouse Row                                       One Liberty Place 1650 Market Street

Two Liberty Place 50 South 16th Street                            One Benjamin Franklin Bridge

FMC Tower & Cira South Garage Walnut Street           Cira Centre 2929 Arch Street 

Theta Eta Eta, Chi Eta Pi Nursing Sorority (African- American) 
Red Balloon Release and Memorial Service @8pm

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Hospital staff will wear stickers of Shine the Light logo on masks and scrubs.

Sickle Cell Patient Thalassemia Network – Brooklyn, NY

Worldwide Zoom Event with African, Caribbean and European countries featuring educational presentations, and entertainment. Register at https://bitly/3dxc5iOa

Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease: COVI 19″ Webinar on Sickle Cell Disease and Impact of “Role of Caregivers 4-5 pm; Presenters: President, Howard University and other medical experts. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/ 103972522614

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA)                                                             All Day Twitter Party 9am-9pm; https://twitter.com/SCDAAorg. When you are already on Twitter, SCDAAOrg is the handle.

Spilled Milk Documentary Watch Party: Film Director Omar Beach journey living with sickle cell disease! Omar recently passed; his documentary will premiere at spilledmilkmovie.com

Shine the Light on Sickle Cell @ 8:00 shine a light no matter where you are in the world

Saturday June 20th 2020

Johnson House  &  Germantown Juneteenth Freedom  Festival 12  – 7 pm  

Celebrate 401 Years of Resilience: History Heritage & Culture Commemorates the passage and ratification of the 15th Amendment and 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that commemorates African-American males and Women Suffrage. Features all day family oriented activities: panel discussion on social issue, reenactments and performances; Theatre: Images of The Motherland, Meet Harriet Tubman UGRR Conductor:Featuring Millicent Sparks Productions;  Slave Narrative: 401 Years of Resistance; Grounded Theatre Company presentation, and Music. Cost of Event, free

Facebook lD: 988-9016-9432 Password 538593 Phone # 301-715-9432 (Enter ID & PSWD)

African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) Celebrate Juneteenth  

AAMP Presents: Celebrate the Diaspora,  Juneteenth 2020:







Philadelphia Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. 10 am – 2 pm

Host an Observance of Juneteenth @ Kappa Alpha Psi Achievement Center

Speaker: Ron Brown Founder CEO Pennsylvania Juneteenth Coalition

Refreshments, Water Ice, Information Sharing and Give Away.

Cliveden Historic Germantown Juneteenth Celebration: 12 Noon and 3 PM

Liberty to Go and See Play:  Features the lives of the indentured and enslaved workers for the Chew family from the 1760s through the 1860s. The play contrasts the ideals of life, liberty,    and the pursuit of happiness by showing the paradoxes of racial discrimination, class divisions, gender roles, and the struggle for freedom. Directed by award-winning actor and Director. The event is free and open to all. please contact Jocelyn Rouse, Business Operations Coordinator, at jrouse@cliveden.org or at 215-848-0290 to  receive a link for the event.

The Carlisle Hope Station  Juneteenth Celebration: 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Musical Performances; Essay Readings by Middle Scholar, Tour of Lincoln Cemetery & Mt. Tabor; Scholarship Rewarded to Graduating Student





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