June 19 – Virtual Juneteenth Celebration

Our People: A Juneteenth Story

The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices is excited to partner with the Alexandria Black History Museum to present the ensemble’s first Juneteenth Celebration.

Jubilee Voices will mark the date that slavery was fully abolished throughout the United States with music, stories, and cultural traditions reflected through the history of the African American experience locally and in the lives of the members of the ensemble.

This special production was filmed on location at heritage sites throughout historic Alexandria, Virginia, with a virtual release presented by the Museum on Juneteenth.

Register for free via the Museum
The presentation will also be available to watch online after the premiere.

Jubilee Voices is presented by the Alexandria Black History Museum and the Office of Historic Alexandria, with additional support generously provided by the Northern Virginia Section, National Council of Negro Women and by Bill & Diana Conway.

Read this article from the National Museum of African American History and Culture to learn more about the holiday of Juneteenth.

About the Ensemble & Presenter

Since 2010, the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices (Andrea Jones Blackford, Ensemble Director and Washington Revels Associate Artistic Director) is committed to the preservation of African American history and traditions — presenting songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, trials and triumphs, as expressed through a capella music, story, dance, local histories, and spoken word.

The mission of the Alexandria Black History Museum is to enrich the lives of Alexandria’s residents and visitors, to foster tolerance and understanding among all cultures and to stimulate appreciation of the diversity of the African American experience. The Alexandria Black History Museum includes the Museum, the Watson Reading Room, and the Alexandria African American Heritage Park. Other African American historic sites in Alexandria include the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, and the Freedom House Museum.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 2-3 pm (the presentation will also be available to watch on the Office of Historic Alexandria’s YouTube page after the premiere)
LOCATION: Virtual/Online, presented by the Alexandria Black History Museum.
TICKETS: Free! Register online via the Museum.

Photo of Jubilee Voices courtesy of Tim Ervin/NPS