On Saturday, June 13th, we welcome you to join us for a virtual presentation in honor of New London’s 6th annual Juneteenth Celebration! Join Connecticut Landmarks as we celebrate Juneteenth and highlight the African-American history of the Hempsted House and the surrounding neighborhood in partnership with the NAACP – New London Branch, and our neighbor the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC).
The festivities begin at 1 pm with nationally recognized performing artist and storyteller Tammy Denease, with her Hidden Women Series. Denease will lead us on a virtual tour through the Hempsted Houses while bringing the remarkable story of Joan Jackson to life. Hear the story of the Jackson family, which includes the story of Joan’s eldest son, Adam, an enslaved farmer at the Hempsted House for over 30 years.
12pm EDT / 11am CDT / 10am MDT / 9am PDT / 8am AKDT