The Birmingham Civil Rights will offer its 2022 Juneteenth (Freedom Day) Celebration on Saturday, June 18
Published: June 10, 2022
There are a number of features for the community and members of the Institute in this day-long jubilee from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
This year the theme is “Backyard Boogie,” a tribute to the many celebrations that have taken place in Magic City backyards throughout the past. There will be something for everyone at our commemoration. Partners from EdFarm will be on site to share the highly-anticipated new mobile application, The Movement, and host “Magic Walks” throughout the Civil Rights District.
Come and experience The Color of Baseball photography exhibit by Bill Chapman, a captivating special salute to Negro Leagues. We’ll welcome special guests to our main stage and boogie to live performances in our backyard celebration. The National Hook-Up of Black Women Birmingham will facilitate fun activities for children in the Griots Corner and we’ll present an Authors Village where you can meet local authors. The community can learn how to trace their roots at our genealogy workshops and get advice from experts at our financial freedom seminars.
BCRI’s goal in observing Juneteenth each year is to the commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans and celebrate Black culture. BCRI also hopes to build awareness of the endurance that African Americans have harnessed to overcome centuries of struggles in America.
Tour reservations are encouraged, but not required. For more information, visit www.bcri.org