The Chicago History Museum will celebrate Juneteenth with free museum admission for all and a virtual event, "Resounding Liberty: Remembering Juneteenth" Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The virtual celebration includes a civic talk on the history and national impact of Juneteenth; a Hands-On History performance on the story of Harriet Tubman; a Kitchen Table Talk on the significance behind special Juneteenth dishes and contemporary community advocates who work to amplify African American cuisine.
The event is free of charge and will be livestreamed on YouTube and at the museum. The timeline is as follows:
"Lift Every Voice and Sing," written by James Weldon Johnson and performed by vocalist Valencia Bey
Spoken-word performance by interdisciplinary artist avery r. young
"Civic Talk |Chicago Perspectives on the National Impact Juneteenth, with moderator Laura S. Washington. Panelists will include Julius L. Jones, assistant curator, Chicago History Museum; Peggy Montes, executive director, Bronzeville Children's Museum; Donna Edgar, project archivist, Chicago History Museum; and Michael Peterson, director, A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
"Kitchen Table Talk: Celebrating African American Foodways," with moderator Audarshia Townsend. Panelists will include Sherry WIlliams, executive director, Bronzeville Historical Society; Michael Howard, CEO, Eden Place Nature Center; and Chef Erick Williams, owner and executive chef, Virtue Restaurant & Bar Chicago
"Lady Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman": Actor Cynthia Maddox will perform an interactive poetry and song exploring of the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman.
For more information and to register for "Resounding Liberty: Remembering Juneteenth," visit chicagohistory.org/event/juneteenth2021/ .