Juneteenth Celebration

Join us for a Juneteenth Celebration of African-American Heritage at Independence Seaport Museum on Tuesday, June 19th


About this Event

Hear about:

Henry “Box” Brown was a 19th-century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom at the age of 33 by arranging to have himself mailed in a wooden crate in 1849 to abolitionists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.J

Listen to:

J .Justin Ragsdale from the Lest We Forget Slavery Museum

Mr. Ragsdale has been collecting Authentic slavery artifacts for over 50 years, parts of his collections have been on tour nationally with the America I AM tour by Tavis Smiley

Performance by:

Percussionist Robert Kenyatta

Mr. Kenyatta bought his first ’‘real‘’Congo Drum at age 12 . He learnt by listening to Latino and Jazz stations on the radio & sitting in with different bands. Mr.Kenyatta , eventually receiving a grant from Model Cities to study the flute,harmony and theory at the Philadelphia Music Academy.

Appearance By :

Valerie Still, author of new book, ‘Playing Black and Blue: Still I Arise

local Youth:

Reading Historical moments of Enslaved Africans Overcoming Adverstity and Freedom Fighters from our area .

An Educational Experience for all .Independence Seaport Museum will pay tribute to this important milestone in partnership with Stephen Satell from Philadelphia Legacy. See you there

Light refreshments



Tue, June 19, 2018

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT



Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States