Nzinga's Daughters perform at the New Britain Museum of American Art Juneteenth Celebration. The event is free, learn more.
"For the last 17 years, the Museum has celebrated Juneteenth with a night filled with art, comedy, music, and, of course, Juneteenth Punch. This year we will open the celebration to all ages, with programming for children, families, and adults at a commemorative Community Day, featuring FREE admission all day! The rich history of Juneteenth will be honored with food from Hartford’s Black Eyed Sally’s, performances by Grace Church Choir and Queen Ann Nzinga Center of New Britain, special workshops by Karima Robinson and Renée Soares (preregistration is required, please see below for more details), and more.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, dating from June 19, 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation (first issued on January 1, 1863) finally reached America’s Confederate South. The holiday honors and celebrates the integral impact African Americans have had on our country’s history, typically by way of cultural parades, fairs, festivals, cookouts, and historical reenactments."