Juneteenth 2022


Juneteenth celebration

The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) in Southampton, NY, will mark its second anniversary with a Juneteenth celebration featuring a keynote lecture by award-winning author A’Lelia Bundles on Friday, June 17, at 6 PM.

The evening will begin with a musical performance  by Dwayne Kerr, former flutist for Eryka Badu. 

Ms. Bundles will discuss several generations of the extraordinary women in her family, including her great-great-grandmother, pioneering entrepreneur Madam CJ Walker, the subject of her biography On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker.  A New York Times Notable Book, it served as the inspiration for the four-part Netflix series Self Made starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer. Ms. Bundles is currently at work on The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, the Harlem Renaissance icon whose parties, arts patronage and travels helped define an era. A book signing and reception will follow, sponsored by Sun River.

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”. 

Book signing and reception sponsored by Sun River

Funded by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning