Discovering Amistad and Mystic Seaport Museum join to celebrate Juneteenth from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 19, at Mystic Seaport Museum.
The proceedings will open with a West African drum call and musical selection. The Djembe drum call will open the event, capturing an authentic cultural reflection of the significance of Juneteenth. Welcoming remarks will be made by representatives of Mystic Seaport Museum and Discovering Amistad, followed by a special guest performance of music selections.
An intergenerational panel discussion,“What is Juneteenth? A Brief History and its Present-Day Implications”, will foster awareness of the day. The panel will also illuminate how the thread of the past is woven into the fabric of the present.