Juneteenth commemorates the day when all members of the newly reunited nation were finally declared free. Through music, dance, and commentary, Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. leads this celebration—with Mistress of Ceremonies, Tamara Tunie, special guests Wayne Brady, Martin Luther King III, and Annette Gordon-Reed.
We will honor Chairman of Carnegie Hall, Robert F. Smith, Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
Performers include TV and Broadway star Wayne Brady, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, pianist Joseph Joubert, Aeolian Choir, Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble, Batoto Yetu, vocalist Alicia Moran, and Tiny Starr Ensemble.
Sponsored in part by: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, American Civil Liberties Union, The Riverside Church, McCormick Theological Seminary, Drum Major Institute, United Church of Christ, American Baptist Home Missionary Societies