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The Museum of African American History celebrates Juneteenth
Friday, June 19, 2020
A Night of Poetry and Conversation featuring Dr. Malcolm Tariq In conversation with Camara Brown Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2224997426256965134 About the Author: Malcolm Tariq is an award-winning poet and playwright from Savannah, Georgia. He is the author of Heed the Hollow (Graywolf Press, 2019), winner of the 2018 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and is a 2020-2021 playwright resident with the Liberation Theatre Company. A graduate of Emory University, he has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. Malcolm lives in Brooklyn, New York City, where he is the Programs and Communications Manager for the Cave Canem Foundation, a home for Black poetry. About the Interlocutor: Camara Brown is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Harvard University where she writes about poetry, care, gender, sexuality, Black feminisms, and Transnational women of color feminisms. Her interdisciplinary study draws methods and reading practices from both history and literary studies to ask directly what can historians learn about doing history from poetry? Her poetry has been published in The Adroit Journal, Bedfellows, and The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as circulated in a collection curated by poet Laynie Browne titled Solidarity Texts. About BHCC/MAAH Partnership BHCC and the Museum of African American History (MAAH) have a strong and long-standing partnership. Our collaborations include summer institutes, workshops and activities that help faculty and staff to integrate MAAH’s rich resources into the curriculum and co-curriculum. Many BHCC faculty and staff have engaged students with place-based learning at the MAAH. BHCC’s membership includes free admission for students, faculty and staff and their families. About JUNETEENTH Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Jubilee, commemorates the end of enslavement in America. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform the enslaved of their freedom as decreed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, which freed enslaved people from Confederate states. Presently, many states recognize Juneteenth as a holiday; however, it is not federally recognized. Juneteenth celebrations focus on bringing families together, as well as a day to reflect on America’s past while working toward a unified future.