Watch Online! Virtual Juneteenth Celebration

Our People: A Juneteenth Story

One Saturday, June 19, 2021, the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices partnered with the Alexandria Black History Museum to present the ensemble’s first Juneteenth Celebration.

Jubilee Voices marked 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 ensemble members and special guests.

This production was filmed on location at heritage sites throughout historic Alexandria, Virginia, with a virtual release presented by the Museum on Juneteenth — and now available for online viewing anytime!

Watch “Our People” Online

Click the button above to watch on the Alexandria Black History Museum’s website.

Jubilee Voices was 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.