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A Juneteenth Celebration

Friday June 19 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:01pm ET
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In-person event


This year, we celebrate Juneteenth by highlighting beautiful, urgent and thought-provoking performances and conversations in The Greene Space by Black Americans. We’re revisiting important talks — touching on art and art-making, American history, 21st-century schooling and racial integration, police abuse and much more — and bringing you incredible moments through song, dance and theatre, all curated by our Black staff.

Featuring: musician Mr. Reed, actor Wendell Pierce, tap dance legend Savion Glover, author Isabel Wilkerson, solitary survivor and organizer Mark Hopkins, writer and activist Sonia Sanchez, founder of Raheem AI Brandon Anderson, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, ballerina Misty Copeland, Ethel’s Club founder Naj Austin, The Honey Bees Double Dutch Team, author Kiley Reid, bass-baritone Eric Owens, jazz and experimental singer Melanie Charles, comedian Ike Ufomadu, composer Damien Sneed, philosopher and public intellectual Cornel West, climate change activist Vic Barrett, rapper Yoh, the Morehouse College Glee Club and Wynton Marsalis & Members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.


Watch the full shows by clicking the links below:

  1. Mr. Reed performs “America the Beautiful” from 44 Charlton: Midterm Madness
  2. Isabel Wilkerson on Emancipation and The Great Migration
  3. Sonia Sanchez speaks in our Women Writers on the Horizon series
  4. Vic Barrett on Generator Series: Humanize Policy
  5. Melanie Charles Performs “Skylark” on Universal Language
  6. Mark Hopkins on Micropolis: Surviving Solitary
  7. Wendell Pierce: A Conversation on Being a Black Man in America
  8. Brandon Anderson on Change Every Day: Apps That Save Lives
  9. Damien Sneed Performs “Call Me By His Name” from The Soul Now Sings
  10. Eric Owens Performs Verdi’s “MacBeth” on WQXR Presents: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Award Winners
  11. Nikole Hannah-Jones on Choosing a School When Race Matters
  12. The Honey Bees perform on Micropolis: Double Dutch and Beats
  13. Misty Copeland talks African American Ballet on The Breakthrough
  14. Kiley Reid on Get Lit with All of It
  15. Naj Austin on The Sissieretta Series
  16. Wynton Marsalis & Members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Perform “Comes Love”
  17. Savion Glover performs Emancipation 150: The Rhythm of Freedom 
  18. Ike Ufomadu on 44 Charlton: A Variety Show
  19. Yoh Performs “Woods” on Next Best Thing
  20. Cornel West in Apollo Theater Presents A Conversation on Jazz and Spirit with Arturo O’Farrill 
  21. The Morehouse College Glee Club’s MCGC 100th Anniversary Concert

Event Details

1 hour
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York , NY 10014 United States

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