Darn, this deal has expired.
I’d like to make it out to one of Richmond’s Juneteenth festivities:
- From 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. tonight, June 15, stop by the Elegba Folklore Society (101 East Broad St) for a book signing with Mary Cox, author of My Journey to Justice: A Memoir, as well as free jazz featuring Bill Lowe Trio.
- From 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the Black History Museum and Cultural Center will host the free A Juneteenth Celebration. You can sample African-American food, get a free profile sketch by Greg Paige, participate in children’s crafts, learn more about the Middle Passage by checking out the “Shackles” exhibition, & more.
- Saturday, June 16, head to the Manchester Dock (Ancarrow’s Landing, 1308 Bander St) on the James River for A Freedom Celebration by the Elegba Folklore Society. The festivities start at 1:00 p.m. with pre-festival dance & drumming workshops. From 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., there’ll be performances, speakers, a Freedom Market, children’s activities, & more. And from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., you can walk along the torch-lit slave trail to learn about the experiences of enslaved Africans through storytelling & song.
If you don’t know what Juneteenth is, here’s the short version of why it’s a day of celebration mixed with reflection: Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is considered the date that the last slaves in America were freed.