On this June 15th, 10 leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast will join forces for BLKFREEDOM.org to commemorate Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas. The annual collaboration has produced a film documenting the national exploration of the deep-rooted anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” through the eyes of historic museums and anthropologists from across the United States. The film will premiere on June 15, 2021, at 12:00 PM EST/11:00 AM CST/ 9:00 AM/PST.
BLKFREEDOM.org is a combined effort between America’s Black Holocaust Museum (Milwaukee, WI), Amistad Research Center of Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana), AugustWilson African American Cultural Center (Pittsburg, PA), California African American Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI), Harvey Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture (Charlotte, NC), Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (Hilton Head Island, SC), National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis TN), Northwest African American Museum (Seattle, WA), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH), the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN) this collaborative program will explore the meaning and relevance of “freedom”, “justice” and “democracy”. For more information about collaborative partners visit blkfreedom.org.