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Juneteenth Virtual Celebration: Lift Every Voice and Sing


June 15, 2021 • 9:00 am PDT

Commemorate Juneteenth as CAAM and nine other Black museums and historical institutions across the country join forces with blkfreedom.org to honor the day that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved people in Texas. This year’s annual collaboration is a film inspired by the deep-rooted anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” that explores the words of the song from the perspectives of the participating institutions, including focuses on pride of 200+ years of Gullah culture, the perseverance of Little Africa, tenacity through industry and pop culture in Detroit, and resiliency during the COVID era, and also features poetry plus performances by the African American Cultural Ensemble and West African Dance. 

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