Join Latimer House for a unique multigenerational Juneteenth program led by artist Tasha Dougé! Lewis Latimer’s invention of the carbon filament will serve as a metaphor and a tool to illuminate the contributions of African Americans in the pursuit of liberation. Participants will use symbols and iconography to create paper cutouts exploring themes of freedom
Join us for this long-awaited virtual concert and memorial unveiling! The Lewis Latimer House Museum will give a taped presentation about the meaning of the Juneteenth celebrations. Hear the compelling story of Millie Tunnell, born into slavery in 18th century Virginia and her life in freedom with her family in Jamaica in the 19th century.