African American Museum in Philadelphia to Hold Events Celebrating Juneteenth and Fourth of July

The African American Museum in Philadelphia will be holding a series of events to commemorate Juneteenth and Independence Day. The museum has partnered with Wawa Welcome America and Visit Philly to hold events starting Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, July 3.

The museum’s vice president of programming, Ivan Henderson, said the museum is ready to welcome Philadelphians as well as people from across the country and the globe to join the festivities.

“AAMP is proud to be a part of this year’s Wawa Welcome America partnership as we reflect on the experiences of African Americans during those defining moments in history, as we live and work through our own current defining moments,” Henderson said in a press release.

Programming will kick off with a free ArtBreak featuring Dr. Gabrielle Foreman of Penn State University and the Colored Conventions Project with works of visual artist Glenn Ligon. Those who want to attend can register here.

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SOURCE: WHYY, Kaamil Jones