Ways in Which you can Participate in Celebrating Juneteenth

Connecticut Events

Aldrich Museum, Empowering Connections on Juneteenth the a Community Mindfulness Project on June 19 at 1:00 pm

Bridgeport Juneteenth Festival on June 19 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm

--> Creative Venue, 40 Logan Street, Bridgeport, CT

West Hartford Community Juneteenth Weekend on June 19

This event begins at 10:00 am with a Witness Stone Installation honoring a black family who were enslaved in the area.

--> 30 North Main St., West Hartford, CT

Middletown Ct 1st Annual Liberation Day on June 19 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm

--> Veterans Memorial Park, Newfield Street, Middletown, CT

New Britain Museum of Art Juneteenth Celebration on June 19 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Virtual Events

The Amistad Center for Arts & Cultures on June 19 at 6:30 pm

*Melaneyes Media Juneteenth Presentation on June 19 at 7:00 pm CT/8:00 pm ET. This group has hosted premier educational experiences about African American culture. *Register using the hyperlink.

Orange County African-American Historical Society (OCAAHS), James Madison’s Montpelier & The Arts Center in Orange will host virtual experiences all month long.

Sojourner's Battle Hymn (music)

Reading List

Make an impact!

Register to walk with Ms. Opal Lee as she strives to make Juneteenth a National Holiday. Currently 47 states, including CT, observe Juneteenth.

Support a Black-Owned Business

What to learn more? Visit...

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Juneteenth Brief History

National Geographic: Why Juneteenth is a Celebration of Hope

Why Juneteenth is More Important Now Than Ever

Juneteenth video: Why All Americans Should Honor Juneteenth

Juneteenth video: Freedom at last!

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