Juneteenth 2020: A Day of Rememberance

Join Hofstra University in collaboration with performance ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock® for a Day of Rememberance on Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m.  As Toni Morrison so eloquently expressed, “this is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear.” Please join the audience for a virtual event, where - through music, poem, and discussion - we will reflect on our nation’s turbulent racial past and present while uplifting the dignity and well being of all people.

This performance will be broadcast live from the historic stage at The Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC. Special guests include Bryan Stevenson, Danny Glover, Gina Belafonte, Sonia Sanchez, Aloe Blacc, William Barber III, Kiki Shepard, Jenifer Lewis, Jordan Waré, and Sophia Dawson.

Juneteenth honors this day in 1865 when news of emancipation reached the last group of enslaved Black people in Galveston, TX - two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, making slavery illegal. 

The Hofstra community is proud to co-sponsor this event with Sweet Honey In The Rock®. Prior to the university’s spring closure due to the COVID-19 crisis, the group was to have performed on campus as part of the Hofstra Cultural Center series, The Legacy 1619-2019, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to North America. 

The public can watch this performance for free on Facebook LiveYouTube, and on Sweet Honey’s website

Attendees can purchase a ticket and sit in the “front row” of the interactive audience via Zoom video conference. Video participants will be seen by the performers and fellow attendees and will be invited to clap (ASL style), sing along, share some love, and add their voices to the discussion. Tickets are limited and net proceeds will benefit the crucial work of the Equal Justice Initiative. 

Additional information is on Hofstra’s news site.


#Juneteenth2020 #BlackLivesMatter #RacialJustice


Date: Friday, June 19, 2020

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Virtual event

Please let us know you plan

Please let us know you plan to view the livestream by RSVPing using the RSVP for this Event link as we plan to reschedule their cancelled visit from March to a new date in Spring 2021.



Friday, June 19, 2020



Hofstra University Virtual Event
Offered online
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


Hofstra Cultural Center

No Attendence Limit
57 of Unlimited Spaces Requested

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