Annual Juneteenth Celebration – June 17
! POSTPONED !
Given the drenching rain that we are currently experiencing, we have decided to cancel the Friday 6/17 Juneteenth event and book signing today from 5-7. The technical/electrical set up for our outdoor event (even though partially tented) was a big driver behind our decision, even though we are headed for sun a little later this evening.
Tomorrow, we are delighted that our Friday keynote, A’Lelia Bundles is able to join us and we will be combining her presentation and book signing with our barbeque, musical performances, and panel presentation. So please come join us in sunny dry weather for this truly exciting line up between 12-5!
Thank you for your continued support and for your understanding.
Friday June 17th
Dwayne Kerr – Flutist Performance
Keynote Speaker-A’Leila Bundles
“The Juneteenth Generation: Madam CJ Walker and Black Entrepreneurship.”
As part of the celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, A’Lelia Ms. Bundles will be the Keynote Speaker at the Southampton African American Museum on Friday, June 17.
A’Lelia Bundles is an award-winning journalist and author of the biography On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, her great-great grandmother. A New York Times Notable book, it was the inspiration for the four-part Netflix series Self-Made, starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer.
She is currently working on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, about her great-grandmother, whose parties, arts patronage and travels helped define the Harlem Renaissance.
Her keynote lecture will discuss Madam CJ Walker and A’Lelia Walker as part of the “Juneteenth Generation.”
A book signing and reception will follow.
Book signing sponsored by Canios Books.
Saturday June 18th
Halo Performance and A Group Presentation “Race and Real Talk”
On Saturday afternoon, June 18th our Juneteenth Celebration will continue from noon to 5pm, featuring Stephen Sylvester Rum Punch Mafia-Roots Rock Reggae and Halo, an all black female barbershop a capella ensemble from Washington, DC with an additional discussion entitled “Race and Real Talk”.
Also on Saturday, “ALL Day Juneteenth” BBQ by caterers “Heart and Soul”.