by Margaret Nimmo Holland

As an organization, we have compiled a list of opportunities to learn more about why we commemorate Juneteenth, what it means, and how we can all get involved. Our staff has been given the day off to reflect as they see fit. We hope these resources might be useful to you as well.

Resources

Here’s a 2-minute video from WTVR that explains Why We Celebrate Juneteenth and highlights a virtual celebration hosted by Richmond’s Elegba Folklore Society on Saturday.

Richmond Hill is also offering a Zoom discussion on What Does It Mean To Be Free? on Friday night.

The Orange County African American Historical Society and James Madison’s Montpelier are teaming up for a virtual Juneteenth Celebration. Montpelier’s website has additional information about Juneteenth.

The Booker T. Washington National Monument hosts a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday in Hardy, Virginia.

There are a variety of events happening in the Hampton Roads area. These two links offer a whole list of options:

https://hamptonroads.myactivechild.com/blog/juneteenth-events-in-hampton-roads/

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https://www.pilotonline.com/entertainment/vp-db-juneteenth-celebration-events-20200618-zljjixglhjh5boij2kdmzybyry-story.html

Going virtual offers us options further afield — the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May is live streaming its opening on Facebook from 3-5 p.m. Friday, followed by a discussion and live music. Find out more at on Facebook or at harriettubmanmuseum.org.