JMM Insights: Juneteenth 2022
Welcome to JMM Insights, your weekly update on what’s happening at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
This Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20 the Museum will be closed in honor of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the end of chattel slavery in the United States. It commemorates the date, June 19, 1865, when chattel slavery officially ended in the final state to still institute it, Texas.
Juneteenth has been marked by African Americans in Texas and around the country ever since as a day to celebrate freedom. Last year, it became officially recognized as a federal holiday.
You can learn more about Juneteenth here.
Check out these ideas and events we collected below for celebrating Juneteenth this year:
In honor of Juneteenth Be’chol Lashon, commissioned this prayer from writer, actor, director, educator and filmmaker Rebecca S’manga Frank. Check it out here
Take a moment to watch videos from the Museum’s 2020 series Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
This YouTube playlist features recordings of events held in 2020, that the Museum hosted in partnership with Chizuk Amuno Congregation. The series highlighted a variety of speakers including rabbis, researchers, and activists who explore and engage with the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. Read more about the series here.
if you’re looking to celebrate in-person, join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for their Juneteenth Commemoration Celebration on Monday, June 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM. The event is free and on site at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. More information can be found here.
While you’re at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, be sure to check out their exhibit “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth”. The exhibit is about iconic Black men like Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B Du Bois, and Kendrick Lamar.
Check out these board member achievements!
Baltimore Jewish Times featured Erika Rief Hornstein in this week’s edition of their “You Should Know” column. Erika is Senior Vice President of the Jewish Museum of Maryland Board of Trustees. Read more here.
We are excited to congratulate our board member Kohenet Dr. Harriette Wimms for her new position at The Associated. She is their inaugural Jews of Color Engagement Fellow. You can read more about the position and about Harriette here.