For Immediate Release
June 18, 2023
Contact Information

Raymond Ward
(773) 947-0600 ext. 228

Alexis Merz
(703) 461-5025



(Black PR Wire) CHICAGO – In honor of Juneteenth, (June 19, 1865), the day more than 200,000 enslaved African Americans in Confederate states were declared free, The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center will present a day-long Juneteenth Celebration on Monday, June 19, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. including activities, performances, and discussions suitable for the entire family.  AS part of the festivity line up, the museum will host “Hip Hop Communiversity: A Conversation Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop.” This panel discussion scheduled for 2:00 PM will feature Hip Hop legend, Kool Moe Dee; author and culture critic Robert “Scoop” Jackson, Dr. Louis “Pancho” McFarland, Professor of Sociology at Chicago State University, and music industry legend George Daniels. Kool Moe Dee will also take the stage to perform many of his hits during a special “tribute” for the 50th anniversary of hip hop later that afternoon.  

The DuSable’s 2023 Juneteenth Celebration is free and open to the public, and the day will also include: a family-friendly games station; African Marketplace; musical performances by the Ragged Blade Band, Angel Bat Dawid , Patch of Blues, SOL, Kendre and more. Additional performances will include the Drum Village, and a set by 13-year-old DJ Air One. There will also be a “Hip Hop Yoga” session with Jasmine Weaver; Children’s Pavilion with horseback rides, inflatable’s, arts & crafts activities and a petting zoo. In addition; Author’s Pavilion; food tastings and giveaways; the University of Chicago Health Pavilion; an Adult Lounge and a community BBQ (BYOG-Bring Your Own Grill).

Dr. Kim L. Dulaney, Vice President of Education and Programs at The DuSable said, “We invite and welcome the public to join us for this celebration and to learn more about this very significant day in Black History.”

For more details on The DuSable’s, 2023 Juneteenth Celebration and other upcoming events and exhibits, visit or the DuSable on Facebook @dusablemuseum.

About The DuSable Museum

The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center, a Smithsonian affiliate, is the nation’s first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans Americans and people of African descent. For more, visit and follow @dusablemuseum.

Source: The DuSable Museum