Our Hometown: Telfair Museums to celebrate Juneteenth

It’s the oldest celebration of its kind commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This year, Savannah’s Telfair Museums will mark its tenth annual Juneteenth Jubilee.

The two-day event spotlights the Gullah-Geechee Culture of the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

It begins June 9 at 6 pm with a lecture by Dr. Emory Shaw Campbell, founder of Gullah Heritage Consulting Services, and culminates June 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm during ‘Free Family Day’ at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts. Opening performances will include local historian Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah-Geechee Nation, along with a special performance by multi-faceted artist David Pleasant.

The Second Annual Juneteenth Artist of the Year Award will be presented to local artist Arthur “Artie” Milton.

All Juneteenth events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information or call:  912-790-8800.

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