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VIRTUAL

Juneteenth Week-  June 13 - June 19 - "Virtual Format"

All Sessions Will Be Conducted via Zoom, please use the buttons below for links

Sunday June 13 - 2:00 P.M.
Coalescence Theatre streamed production of  Juneteenth Street by Reginald Edmund
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Week of June 14-18
June 19 - 1 PM to 2:30 PM
June 19 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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"Jim Crow" Demanding Freedom 
sponsored by the Bloomington Public Library
Reconstruction "1865 - 1877"
sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority 
"Voter Suppression" 
sponsored by Fearless Transformation Center
"Where do we go from here" panel 
sponsored by the Bloomington Branch NAACP
Juneteenth Saturday Celebration
Segment sponsored by  McLean County YWCA
 Saturday June 19 - 10:30 & 11:00 AM
Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market.
(North side of the museum - Jefferson Street)


Living Statues - Willie Holton Halbert will portray a variety of Living Statues, as follows: Caribell Washington, Robert Gaston, Lucinda Posey, and Merlin Kennedy. These performances will take place on the Museum’s plaza on Washington Street during the weekly

BCAI Cultural Arts and Humanities
Step Inn Performance Team - 10:45 AM


The team will do their Juneteenth street performance.  This dance is a story of history, fight for rights, and the hope of glory soon to come.  This dance was choreographed to stand up for our community.  The songs they will be performing to are about having faith that one day we will have no judgement of our skin.







 
Event Sponsors 
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Educate

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Motivate

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Celebrate

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The Bloomington-Normal Black History Project was founded in 1982 and its collections span the 19th and 20th centuries.   More...

Annual Juneteenth Celebration also known as Freedom Day.

 

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Across the country, the day is marked with events and parades.  

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ORAL HISTORIES

Read transcripts of oral history interviews of African American residents of Bloomington-Normal.

Transcripts...

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We need a variety of volunteers for the Juneteenth Celebration on  June 20th  click the like below for details and to sign up.

Juneteenth Volunteer Form

Juenteenth Vendor 

Juneteenth Sponsor