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Celebrate Juneteenth - Mystic Seaport Museum


*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 06/19/2021
Discovering Amistad and Mystic Seaport Museum join to celebrate Juneteenth from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 19, at Mystic Seaport Museum. OPENING CEREMONY 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. PANEL DISCUSSION 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.

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HARAMBEE REFLECTION

Harambee is a Swahili term that means “All pull together”. Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on how they can be part of a collective solution to combat racism. A brief Harambee ceremony will include sharing a commitment (verbally or anonymously), a musical selection, and a West African drum performance.

AMISTAD TOURS

After the ceremony, all attendees will have an opportunity to tour the Amistad schooner, the flagship of Connecticut. Tour guides will tell the story of how Mende Africans kidnapped from West Africa rebelled on-board the ship and eventually won the U.S. Supreme Court case to gain their freedom and return home.

Event attendees receive free admission to the Museum after 2:30 p.m. Guests are requested to identify themselves at the gate to facilitate entry.

For more information contact Paula Mann-Agnew at 860.372.8698 or pmann-agnew@discoveringamistad.org

 

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Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860.372.8698
Contact name: 
Paula Mann-Agnew
The event has already taken place on this date: 
06/19/2021
Time: 
3 p.m. to 5 p.m

Ages

All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids