Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also often observed to celebrate African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. 

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Please click here for a special lecture from AmaKweku Cultural Arts. They are based in Washington Heights, NY and is an organization that specializes in the preservation and continuation of traditional West African percussion and dance forms. They aim to work on giving programs to communities and schools across the city to educate and uplift the youth through these art forms, especially those of African diasporic descent, as a means of self exploration, artistic growth, and diversifying cultural connections.