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Celebrating Freedom and Legacy: Juneteenth Event in Cambridge

Poet & Community Leader Osamase Ekhator performing Original Poetry at Juneteenth Event
Poet & Community Leader Osamase Ekhator performing Original Poetry

Cambridge, MA — On June 20th, from 4-8 PM, Lab Central in Cambridge will host a spirited celebration of Juneteenth, marking an ongoing commitment to honor freedom and the pivotal figures in Black History. This annual event, now in its third year, promises an enriching experience that not only commemorates an essential part of American history but also strengthens community bonds through shared cultural heritage.

Poet & Community Leader Osamase Ekhator at Juneteenth Event

Honoring Icons of Freedom and Equality

This year's Juneteenth event focuses on the remarkable lives and legacies of Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Josephine Baker, Martin Luther King Jr, and Coretta Scott King—each of whom has significantly impacted Boston and beyond. These figures, who fought tirelessly for freedom and equality, will be celebrated through various forms of expression.

Attendees can look forward to live performances, including music, dance, spoken word, and visual arts. Featured acts include local talents like Osamase Ekhator, Amanda Shea, DJ Fab, Paul Willis, Trend N Motion, and many more, who will bring the stories and struggles of these iconic figures to life.

This event is designed to be interactive, allowing participants to engage with the historical and cultural narratives that shape Juneteenth. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the progress made and the journey ahead, in a space that encourages dialogue and shared stories.

Juneteenth Event in Cambridge, MA

Community, Culture, and Cuisine

Beyond performances, the event will offer an assortment of local foods and drinks, free for attendees, ensuring a day filled with not only culture and education but also community celebration. This environment aims to foster connections and remember the ancestors who paved the way for freedom and equality.

"For a third year running, I'm happy to be a part of such an amazing event commemorating an historic day in American history," said Osamase Ekhator, the event's longstanding co-curator. "This year, were focused on highlighting the Black pioneers who have a connection to Boston, before and after Juneteenth."

This event is not just a celebration but an homage to those who endured and fought for their rights. In the words of Phillis Wheatley, let us "leave the rolling universe behind" and come together in unity and reflection.

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For those interested in attending, please register at Lab Central's Juneteenth Event.

Join us in making history, sharing joy, and celebrating freedom at this year's Juneteenth event at LabCentral in Cambridge.


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