Join The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth for Juneteenth Family Day. Juneteenth—the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States—is a recognition of June 19, 1865, when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas first learned of their freedom, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Free. Festivities at the museum include: Art pack giveaway (noon-2pm), free ice cream courtesy of the Ice Cream for a Dream truck (noon-2pm while supplies last), Sidewalk community art project, Pop-up by Key Bookstore, Interactive drum and dance performance by stilt walker Mellissa Craig and FriendZWorld Music (12:30-2pm), Juneteenth Celebration Stroll led by Mellissa Craig and friends (1:30-2pm), and African folktales by storyteller Angel R. and her arts troupe 515United in the Amistad Center gallery (1pm). Click here for accompanying virtual activities.
Second Saturdays for Families is supported by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation and the Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.