PHILADELPHIA – The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) has announced that Bobby Seale, African-American political activist and co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party, will visit the Museum for a live discussion to mark Juneteenth. The event, An Evening Conservation with Bobby Seale, will take place on June 19th at 7 pm at the Museum and is FREE and open to the public. The discussion will be led by Catherine Hicks, President of the Philadelphia Chapter, NAACP, and Publisher of The Philadelphia Sun.
This year, themed “Celebrating the Legacy of Emancipation,” AAMP’s Juneteenth Block Party, Sunday, June 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, will continue as a FREE, family-friendly outdoor event (rain or shine) that offers activities, music, visual arts, food, a marketplace of local markers and artists, and free admission to the Museum throughout the day. Philadelphia radio icon, Tiffany Bacon, will serve as host and emcee for the daylong event. Internationally-acclaimed artists Talib Kweli and Lady Alma and Vertical Current will headline the Museum’s Juneteenth Block Party.
AAMP’s Juneteenth Block Party, in partnership with Wawa Welcome America and Visit Philadelphia, and produced alongside Indie-Life Media, will kick off Philadelphia’s July 4th celebrations under the banner, Freedom-Liberty:1776 – 1865. In its second year, the collaborative effort will continue to provide opportunities to explore the historical significance and thematic ties between Juneteenth and July 4th. Programming this year includes the Juneteenth Block Party, free admission to AAMP, courtesy of Wawa, and a membership drive later in June.