Juneteenth at Jamestown Settlement

December 07, 2022 - 02:00 pmDecember 07, 2022 - 03:30 pmJune 18, 2022, 2pm - 3:30pm
2110 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States 2110 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg 23185

Celebrate Juneteenth a day early at Jamestown Settlement with music, dance, spoken-word performances and dramatic presentations that explore the theme, "What Freedom Means." Performances include the Atumpan Dance Theatre, spoken-word artists from Teens With a Purpose (TWP)-The Youth Movement, singers Rico Robinson and Sylvia Tabb Lee, violinist Odysseus and dramatic readings by James Cameron. Although Juneteenth springs from events that happened in Galveston, Texas in 1865, the event celebrates liberation from a system of slavery with origins in Jamestown, Va., as the place where the first recorded Africans in 1619 were brought after landing at Old Point Comfort and where the first slave laws enacted in the mid-17th century impacted the lives and status of Africans and their descendants. Admission to Juneteenth programming is free for all and advance online ticket registration is highly encouraged due to limited capacity. Learn more and register at https://jyfmuseums.org/juneteenth/.