Performances will be held outside under The Sails, weather permitting. Enjoy family activities throughout the day. No ticket reservation required.
10:00 a.m.: Poetry reading by Patrice Stokes
10:15 a.m.: Freetown Village Singers
10:45 a.m.: Poetry reading by Patrice Stokes
11 a.m.: The Lewis Storytellers
12:30 p.m.: Greg Sansing & the Jazzsetters
2 p.m.: Rob Dixon quartet
On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to bring the news that the Civil War had ended and to ensure all enslaved people were freed. As the news spread, so too did the celebrations – Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, was born. Today, 47 states have passed legislation recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday, and you can find people across the country celebrating with barbecues, parades, prayers services, music and more.
In honor of the 150th anniversary, the Eiteljorg hosted its first Juneteenth celebration in 2015 with community partners, performances, food, art and free museum admission. That event was so popular, we decided to make to it an annual tradition at the museum, extending free museum admission to all.
Watch last year’s virtual panel on Juneteenth
Black-Owned Restaurants in Indianapolis
Black Owned Businesses in Indianapolis
Books by Black Authors
Movies by Black Filmmakers
Watch a recording of performances from Teresa Stewart, Freetown Village Singers, and Rob Dixon Quartet that occurred during our Juneteenth Community Celebration at the Eiteljorg on June 5
Celebrate Juneteenth and learn about three amazing Black women who shaped history
Linda Lewis Everett as Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Lana Talib as Betty Shabazz
Gloria Vaughn as Fannie Lou Hamer