Community Reading: Commemorating Juneteenth
Links and resources shared during the program:
You can purchase a copy of Four Hundred Souls from the Ivy Bookshop here.
You can learn more about Out for Justice here.
You can learn more about Organizing Black here.
You can learn more about Jews United for Justice here.
You can register for regular emails from Jews United for Justice here.
You can learn more about all the organizations featured during the reading tonight here.
Juneteenth dates back to 1865, and is the oldest national celebration commemorating the end of slavery within the U.S. This June, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations across Baltimore, will come together for a community reading of selections from Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619 to 2019 (Kendi & Blain, eds, 2021). During the event we will deepen our understanding of the history of the holiday and explore its immense, contemporary significance.
This program will also stream live on our Facebook page.
This event is presented in partnership with the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Center Stage, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.