‘Liberty to Go to See’
Friday, June 19th, 7 PM to 9 PM
Liberty to Go to See returns virtually on June 19th to celebrate Juneteenth. Inspired by stories found in the Chew Family Papers and based on a script written by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Liberty to Go to See takes audiences on an intimate journey through the lives of Chew family members and the men and women—black, white, enslaved, and free—who worked for the family from the 1760s to the 1860s.
The Slave Narratives: 401 Years of Resilience
Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground of Germantown
Saturday, June 20th, 10 AM
2020 represents the 401st anniversary – 1619 – of when enslaved Africans arrived in Point Comfort, Virginia aboard a Dutch ship. They were the first Africans on record to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies. A Facebook Live Stream by Grounded Theatre Company
Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival on Facebook Live and Zoom
from Johnson House Historic Site
Saturday, June 20th, 12 – 5 pm
The Johnson House Historic Site, Inc. is Philadelphia’s only accessible and intact stop on the Underground Railroad. During the 19th century, and for several generations beyond The Johnson House was owned by a family of Quaker abolitionists who worked with other European Americans, and African Americans — free and enslaved, to secure safe passage to freedom along the extensive network of clandestine routes and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.