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Posted on: May 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Juneteenth: Emancipation and Celebration - Wednesday, June 16, 7 pm

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In this Facebook Live event, Fragments of Freedom Theatre Productions presents "Juneteenth: Emancipation and Celebration through Spoken Word Theatre and Music," featuring the talents of spoken word artists and award-winning soul/R&B artist K'bana Blaq. Written and directed by Hampton playwright, Marie St. Clair, this moving and memorable experience will illuminate the origins and meaning of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Spoken word artists from the Hampton Roads area: Dreason Ruckett, L.E.V.I. and Aundre Raashard, will perform their original pieces with actors and singers to share the history, and celebrate the progress attained by generations past and present in the fight for freedom.

K’bana Blaq will debut new music in the concert portion of the evening, directly after the spoken word theatre presentation. The new original music is from his yet to be released album, “Chocolate Freedom.” K'bana Blaq was awarded the 2021 R&B/Soul Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for Virginia by Veer Magazine.

After the Juneteenth Celebration debuts on Facebook Live, it can be found under the video tab on the museum’s Facebook page, and later on the museum’s YouTube playlist, and website,


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