Juneteenth Gathering

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Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters, First Church in Cambridge, Christ Church Cambridge, and History Cambridge

Juneteenth Gathering Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters Naitonal Historic Site

Gather for Juneteenth to honor those who endured 18th century slavery and seized freedom on Brattle Street. This all-ages event features music, poetry, speeches, activities, and refreshments.

No application or registration needed.

Cost

This Event is free!

Location

  • In-person only.

Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

105 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood

West Cambridge

Dates and Times

Sunday, June 16, 12:30PM – 3PM

Additional information

Gather for Juneteenth to honor those who endured slavery and seized freedom on Brattle Street before the American Revolution, their living descendants, and the long history of Black freedom activism in Cambridge and beyond. This free, all-ages event will feature a community gathering with speeches by living descendants, Juneteenth # Pop-Up Poetry, A Denise Plays Hard Event; music, historical displays, family activities, and refreshments

Event Details

12:30-12:50 PM Welcome, descendant speakers
12:50-2:00 PM Juneteenth # Pop-Up Poetry, A Denise Plays Hard Event, including:

  • Drum procession with Chibuzo Dunun
  • Libation + Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Music + poetry, Denise Washington & Akili Jamal Haynes

2:00-3:00 PM
Interactive history and family activities
Catered refreshments
Partner/resource tables
Juneteenth StoryWalk

Juneteenth Gathering Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters Naitonal Historic Site
Sunday, June 16, 12:30PM – 3PM
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