Juneteenth at Homewood: Freedom and the Liberation Arts
June 18, 2021; 12 - 1 pm EDT
A live webcast from the Homewood Museum hosted by the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.
Experience dramatic performances based on the writings of Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and other Black Baltimoreans who were at the forefront of the 19th century Abolition movement. Hear original poetry and storytelling, traditional West African drumming, and a musical blues elegy honoring the "freedom dreams" of the enslaved. Remember the roots of Juneteenth and learn what staff and faculty are doing to advance Black freedom today.
Welcome remarks by KSAS Dean Christopher Celenza
Event host: Kali-Ahset Amen, Assistant Research Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts
Lady Brion, International Spoken Word Artist
Herman Burney, Bassist and Jazz Composer
Charles Duggar, Civil Rights Organizer, BHPLA Elder-in-Residence
Charles Watson, Master Drummer
Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Senior Pastor, Union Baptist Church
Diane Macklin, Professional Storyteller
Noah Silas, Actor and Producer, BHPLA Artist-in-Residence
Shawntay Stocks, KSAS Staff, Assistant Director of Inheritance Baltimore