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The Juneteenth story

In 2021, Juneteenth was written into law as a national day of observance. Following, on February 3, 2023, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Minnesota.

This play, written by Rose McGee, offers meaning to the observance and insight into current social injustice as it addresses a time in our history when news was withheld that Black people were no longer enslaved in this country.

Minnesota Humanities Center and Sweet Potato Comfort Pie are proud to bring Kumbayah the Juneteenth Story to the Twin Cities in collaboration with local organizations, including Metro State, to bring the significance of Juneteenth to life through the arts.

Join us for one of two performances, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., on June 16!
Registration required:

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