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A Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 1:00 pm TO 3:00 pm | Field House Museum | Free

The Field House Museum is proud to host Julius B. Anthony, President of St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature, and Linda M. Nance, Founding President of The Annie Malone Historical Society, for this special event jointly celebrating our partnerships and Juneteenth. It has been the Museum’s honor to display these beautifully diverse exhibits offering unique educational opportunities. Join us at the Museum to view these fascinating exhibits before they’re gone, hear from our partners, enjoy a wonderful lunch, and listen to festive music! This is a free event, but reservations are required, and space is limited.

 

A brief presentation will begin at 2:00 pm featuring a guest speaker talking on the importance of Juneteenth, performances by the St. Louis Gospel Choral Union Alumni, and words of inspiration from our partnering organizations. Lunch will be available for the duration of the event from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Field House Museum and exhibitions will be open until 4:00 pm.

 

The Exhibits

The Power of Words: The Ongoing Tale of Black Children’s Literature
The Power of Words the continued efforts towards equitable representation in children’s and young adult literature. Learn about the trail blazers of Black storytelling like Langston Hughes and discover the impressive work of modern African American authors like Patricia McKissack, whose books continue to inspire new generations.

 

Moving Forward: Exploring the Legacy of Annie Malone
Celebrate Annie Malone, a pioneer African American entrepreneur, charitable organizer, and civil rights activist. Produced by the Annie Malone Historical Society, this exhibit uses eye-catching displays of photos and artifacts to tell the story of this magnificent woman’s contributions to African American history. The society hopes Moving Forward will bolster their mission to open their own museum.

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