BHTNH 2021 Juneteenth Celebration - Found Lineage: Celebrating African American Roots & Branches
Juneteenth is the oldest known nationally celebrated event commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared that as of Jan. 1, 1863, all slaves in states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” However, it was not until June 19th, 1865, two years later, when the U.S. Army took possession of Galveston Island in Texas and began a war against defenders of slavery, that the enslaved people in Galveston could begin their journey towards freedom.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Virtual Workshop | Cost $40
Finding Our Roots: Researching Black History & Genealogy
Friday, June 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m., Live Concert, Music Hall, Portsmouth NH | Cost $35
Feeling Good: N’Kenge Celebrates African American Sopranos
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10 -11:30 a.m., Virtual Panel Discussion | FREE
Art of The Story: Exploring How DNA Powers a Changing Narrative
Saturday, June 19, 3 p.m., Live Drumming & Dance, Free & Open to the Public
Dance of The Ancestors: Ritual, Chants, Drumming & Movement
For information and registration, visit http://blackheritagetrailnh.org/2021-juneteenth-celebration/
This celebration is sponsored by:
Eastern Bank, ReVision Energy, People’s Bank, University of New Hampshire, The Music Hall, & Centrus Digital.