Sat, Jun 19|
Roots 101 African American Museum
Juneteenth: Past, Present, Future
Free event by Roots 101: African American Museum Louisville
Time & Location
Jun 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Roots 101 African American Museum, 124 N 1st St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
About the event
Juneteenth marks the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation.
While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, we understand that historically and currently with COVID-19 and the racial uprisings of 2020 that we still have a long way to go when it comes to facing racism, health disparities, and medical mistrust.
To that end, we along with Roots 101, Frazier Museum, and Louisville Metro have worked for several years on the (Un)Known Project, which will use public art installations and experiences to support Louisville – the 4th most segregated city in America – in its current efforts in dealing with racism and inequity. Juneteenth will mark the unveiling of the first (Un)Known Project Public Art Installation on the banks of the Ohio River.
We hope you will mark your calendars and join us on June 19 for Juneteenth: Past, Present, Future including Poetry and Performances at Roots 101 African American Museum, A Journey In Our Footprints Walk along the river, and an (Un)Known Project Site Dedication and Libation Ceremony overlooking the river at 1:30p.