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Juneteenth at the Jepson

  • Jepson Center for Modern Art 207 West York Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

Juneteenth Family Day June 10, 2017 from 1-4 pm

Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The Jepson Center for the Arts will host its 11th Annual celebration of Juneteenth with a Juneteenth lecture recounting the story of the Rev. Georgia Lisle by Jamaica-based lawyer and scholar Miguel A. Lorne. He will tell the story that connects Savannah to Jamaica at 6 pm on June 8th. Admission is free and open to the public.

The celebration continues on Saturday June 10th with Juneteenth Family Day from 1 to 4 pm. The history of Juneteenth and freedom will be brought to life through cultural history dramatizations by Dr. Amir Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

Artists demonstrations and hands-on activities will take place in the museum studios. Admission is free and open to the public.

Jepson Center for the Arts 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 790-8800

Later Event: June 10
Free Bonaventure Cemetery Tours