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Backyard Boogie (Juneteenth celebration)
June 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
We’ll see you Saturday, June 18th at The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute!
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is pleased to invite you to take part in our 2022 Juneteenth (Freedom Day) Celebration on Saturday, June 18th. We’ll host a series of exciting features for our community and members of The Institute in this day-long jubilee from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
This year our staff has curated a commemoration with the theme, “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. Our partners from EdFarm will be on site to share our 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 and we’ll present an Authors Village where you can meet local authors.
Our 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. We can’t wait to jubilee with you!